Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Quilts and Stories

 I so much enjoyed the story that Joanie told at our June meeting about her and Sheila's mother, Velma.  Joanie had said that the winter before last her mother had become rather obsessed with making patchwork quilts out of velvet.  She first started by making one, and then had some blocks left over.  Well, there weren't quite enough blocks to make another quilt, so it was off to the thrift store in search of more of the precious velvet....and so this went on and on and on.  One quilt leading into the next, and the next and the next.  Many of the family members received these quilts.  What a nice legacy to pass on to her famiy, and friends!  Nice treasures and memories to hold on to!
Quilts and their stories go hand in hand.  I am asking members to share their stories about quilts. (and a photo as well, if you have one)  I am sure that there are many stories out there...funny, sad, touching, inspiring!

Here is one of Velma's velvet quilts which was donated to our community service project.  I am sure this quilt will bring comfort to someone in our community!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing the story Joanie and thanks Laurie for posting it. Great quilt.