Wednesday, February 6, 2008


I'll bet these quilts could keep you warm!

One of my dearest friends in the world, Shirley, taught me all about quilts. As a matter of fact, she taught me about the world of 'country decorating' years ago. I embraced it wholeheartedly. I remember the very first craft show she took me to, we arrived before daylight and she had me buying things I couldn't even see! One of those was a beautiful quilted vest! Sweet memories!
Anyway, back to the quilts. Shirl taught me to appreciate the quilt as an art form, as well as a nod to times past. She has an amazing collection, as does Tina. And, I am getting there. I even bought a small Hawaiian quilt while we were in Maui last summer. I wish I had known enough to have saved my grandmother's quilts. But, I do have one that Don's grandmother made for him. And one from my Aunt Marie. Priceless treasures!

So, if it is cold where you are right now...imagine wrapping up in a warm quilt stitched with loving hands. Especially you, Shirl!

FYI: I did not make these quilts...that would require a body to sit and focus on one task for a loooong time...this, along with quilting, is a skill I do not possess.


Given Grace said...

As we are having a huge winter storm (14 inches so far) I would love a few of your quilts to wrap my family up in.

They are beautiful!

justabeachkat said...

After the storm passed through today, it sure turned chilly. I don't own a single quilt but I sure do love them. They are pieces of art!


Dianne said...

I have a quilt that my grandmother, my dad's mom, made for me when I was a kid and I LOVE that quilt. It has ALWAYS been my favorite and at this time in life, these many, many years later, it is soft, worn, and VERY comfortable. Every year when it starts getting cold, that is the first thing I bring out. Even my cat has found comfort and warmth in it at times. It is definitely one of my favorite possessions!....I agree with you though, I could NEVER sit and concentrate long enough to actually MAKE one! :-)

RealEstateGirl said...

I have a quilt that my mom made me a few years ago from something I designed. I drew it out on a piece of paper, choose the fabrics and she whipped it up! It is gorgeous and nothing keeps me warmer! I love it!

She recently made Zack one out of my Dad's baseball t-shirts. An incredible keepsake!

nancygrayce said...

I love the 1st one! I do have one of my grandmother's quilts, although to save my life, I can't imagine when she had time to quilt!