Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 26

Thread: Belva's Photo Quilt

  1. #1
    Senior Member quilting.addict's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Bethlehem, GA
    Posts
    520
    Well, as promised when I asked for opinions re: borders, I'd like to share the story of this quilt.
    Six years ago my neighbor asked me to make a photo quilt for her mother in law. All of the children chipped in. I made it. She loved it!
    This January MIL 's home burned to the ground!! All photos gone, all keepsakes, AND her beloved quilt. All of her children AGAIN chipped in and asked me to re-make the quilt. I searched and found a back up cd with the photos used in the first quilt. Remember, they were no longer available... I even had the EQ5 layout on the disk as well as the photos of the finished quilt. I changed it up just a little from the first one, and tried to stay in a similar color theme. Any way, the label said,
    This quilt was made for Belva.......
    Happy Mother's Day
    From all of your children.
    May this keep you warm in your new home!
    May 8, 2011
    They tell me she cried harder over the second one than she did the first. On May 6, they poured the concrete to re-build her home. On May 8 she got the first keepsake to put in that new home!

    First quilt 2005
    Name:  Attachment-199863.jpe
Views: 42
Size:  151.9 KB

    New quilt 2011
    Name:  Attachment-199864.jpe
Views: 40
Size:  123.7 KB

  2. #2
    Super Member hopetoquilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    2,873
    I love photo quilts. You did a beautiful job. I actually think the second one came out even better than the first.

  3. #3
    Super Member tellabella's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Toronto Canada
    Posts
    1,184
    Blog Entries
    1
    How awesome! It looks beautiful....

  4. #4
    Super Member dltaylor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Charleston, WV
    Posts
    1,480
    Beautiful

  5. #5
    Power Poster erstan947's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    12,168
    Blog Entries
    47
    What a wonderful quilt and a wonderful quilter:)

  6. #6
    Senior Member BrandyMcCoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    New Baltimore, Mi
    Posts
    871
    so cute! Love it::):)

  7. #7
    Senior Member calano1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    417
    I love both patterns .... and the story behind it!!

  8. #8
    Cyn
    Cyn is offline
    Super Member Cyn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Jacksonville NC
    Posts
    6,761
    Blog Entries
    17
    Awesome!

  9. #9
    Super Member 4EVERquilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Lakewood, Co. Native-New Mexican
    Posts
    4,033
    Awesome, I'm working on a memory wall hanging.

  10. #10
    Super Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Fort Worth, TX
    Posts
    1,349
    What wonderful quilts you have done. I love that you were able to make new memories from old for your mother. You are a very thoughtful daughter and I'm sure she will cherish it forever.

  11. #11
    Super Member Carron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    desert area of California
    Posts
    2,266
    Wonderful quilts.

  12. #12
    Power Poster QuiltE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    14,851
    I can only imagine how many tears she shed, when she saw her new quilt. What a great family she has, that amidst the difficulties, they knew the importance of something such as your quilt to their Mom!

    I hope she finds much happiness in her new Home Sweet Home.

  13. #13
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,092
    Blog Entries
    1
    Awwww It is awesome that you kept copies of the pictures so you can remake this beauty!! I can only imagine the joy you have given to her :D:D:D

  14. #14
    Senior Member quilticing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Lake City, MI
    Posts
    579
    Is anyone else as organized as that. I can't find anything from a week ago, let alone six years. Bless you.

  15. #15
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    2,576
    Beauitful quilt, beautiful story!

  16. #16
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    42,909
    Blog Entries
    45
    what a special story! nice quilts.

  17. #17
    Super Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    MA orig. Now OH
    Posts
    1,379
    Wonderful job, wonderful material with the blossom print and am glad she can rebuild her home.

  18. #18
    Super Member rwquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    In the west that I love!
    Posts
    3,680
    Blog Entries
    4
    What a wonderful story! So glad you were able to do another for her! What a cherished treasure!

  19. #19
    Senior Member izzybelle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    plover wisconsin
    Posts
    424
    what a great thing to do--twice!

  20. #20
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    2,617
    WOW, you are very talented not to mentioned organized. What a treasure for her, I am sure unexpected!!!

  21. #21
    Senior Member Ann63's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Macon, Georgia
    Posts
    360
    I love both quilts. That is wonderful you were able to find pictures from the orginal quilt. You are an angel.

  22. #22
    Super Member boohoofish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Georgetown, TX
    Posts
    2,434
    Both quilts are beautiful. What a thoughtful family to want to replace the first quilt.

  23. #23
    Power Poster blueangel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    20,480
    That is really a treasure.

  24. #24
    Super Member OKLAHOMA PEACH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    BLANCHARD, OK
    Posts
    2,507
    Wonderful job your Mom will love it.

  25. #25
    Super Member julia58's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Southwest Virginia
    Posts
    1,879
    Blog Entries
    1
    What a great story. I have a feeling this quilt will be well taken care of, and highly treasured.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.