A few quilts to share

I mentioned last week that at the request of my oldest granddaughter I was going to add some pictures of finished quilts.  Unfortunately these are among the only quilts and quilted items that I actually still own.  I have a couple of other small projects that perhaps I can post once I take pictures.  A great number of what  I have made, I do not have digital photos of but perhaps one day I will scan and add some of them. Those are projects I have made over the years and gifted to others.   Hope you enjoy my little quilt show!   Here’s to you Annmarie!

15 thoughts on “A few quilts to share

    • Lol my work isn’t that great. But you never know if you could get gifted with a quilted item some day. I love surprising people. Thank you for your sweet words!

    • Thank you! Yes quilting is a huge business that has grown a lot over the last 30 or so years. There are a multitude of shops, guilds, shows, classes and much online as well. Thank you for taking a look and commenting. God bless you.

      • That is interesting. There is a lady in my church who has a ministry of teaching others how to knit, crochet, and sew. She does her ministry in a low-income apartment building. She does this on Tuesdays. On Thursdays, she reads to residents of the property. We have identified her as being a Chaplain. The lady is what we call, “a spiritual accident” to me. The things of her ministry are also things that she did not plan, but happened as a result of God’s plan for her. You can see why I was so interested in your quilts. Of course, my great grandmothers used to make quilts too. Thank you for sharing such intimate things of the strong points of our nation.
        Pastor/Equipping The Saints

      • Thank you for sharing about that lady. How wonderful that she is sharing with and teaching others what the Lord has gifted her with. Happy I could stir some memories of your great grandmothers making quilts too. Are you fortunate to have any of their quilts in your possession?

      • Granny Mary was born in Oconee, GA in 1870. She died in 1963. Granny Mattie was born near Bartow, Ga in 1873. She died in 1966, and was blind the last 30 years of her life. She was deaf, blind, and crippled. I took care of her during the summer of 1965; it was really a blessing. She used to recite the birthdates of all of her nieces, nephews, grands, great grands, and great grands. (Pardon me, but tears are beginning to flow). Granny Mattie would sit in a rocking chair and use a
        funeral home fan to fan herself. She wore a bonnet, an apron, and a flour sack dress. She had a handkerchief where she kept “all of her money.” In spite of her disabilities, I used to hear her praying for “the sick and afflicted.” Granny Mary was a very special lady too. Except for the disabilities, she was very much like Granny Mattie. Both of my great grandmothers used to be kept by their children. It was at the home of my grandparents that I kept Granny Mattie,and spent a lot of time with Granny Mary. On the night that Granny Mary died, she said that she saw Jesus; she was not delirious. I think that at that time in all of our lives, that we have a “traveling companion” to help us at that time of uncertainty, and will escort us into the arms of Jesus. Oh, for the tears. Thank you for the thoughts that brought about the memories. Bless you.

      • Aww thank you for sharing about those wonderful ladies. You truly blessed me with your memories. I never had the pleasure of knowing any great grandparents and only one set of grandparents.

      • I am very sorry that you didn’t have such wonderful relationships as I have had. Granny Mattie’s son was “Papa.” His grandparents also lived near Bartow, GA. Papa had about 8 brothers and sisters. They were “dirt poor” and survived by share crop farming. (before it became fashionable). Papa’s grandfather died just prior to the Great Depression. To show how things were by then, Papa’s grandpa had written on his tombstone, “Weep not wife and children for thee, I am waiting in Glory for thee.” His wife was left to live without a husband during the depression. Things must have become must worse. On her tombstone was written, “She was too gentle, kind, and fair to live in such a cruel world of care.” Imagine a time when there was no insurance and no social network of support. My family survived, and I am very proud of them My mother, the grand daughter of Granny Mattie, was born in 1926. She helped my grand parents in farming. It was during the great depression that my mother would pick cotton (child abuse today), and can fruit and vegetables, along with my grand parents. She also became blind, at about her age 37, and spent the remaining 33 years of her life blind, dying of Lou Gehrig’s Disease in 2000, but without a gray hair on her head. I remember water wells in the front yard, and a moon on the door to a small building in the back yard (you know). I learned to serve our country during the Vietnam War, and to work hard to take care of my family. When I was 18 years old, I was paid $1.25 an hour at a lumber company. I would work as many hours a day as possible, grinding up wood shavings into saw dust. I am very sorry that much of our country has lost the work ethic that helped me to shape my life, with God’s help. (There you go again, bringing about my thinking mechanism. Blessings to you.

      • I failed to comment also that I believe Jesus is right there to escort us into paradise. I have known of a few people who passed away with smiles on their faces as they took their last breaths. Praise the Lord

  1. My goodness your talented Elaine, I love the one for your dad, and the log cabin, I’m hoping to tackle one of these after my chevron quilt, in the most simplest way may I add.

    • Thank you! The joy of log cabin is that it is a simple quilt and there are so many different ways to lay out the blocks. In this one i chose to use modern fabrics (batiks) so old meets new so to speak.

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