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Heather Hayllar 06-24-2012 04:46 PM

What a wonderful woman!

beatys9 06-24-2012 05:03 PM

I did Rebecca, but I don't know the name of the pattern. Anyone out there know?


Originally Posted by burchquilts (Post 5314054)
It sounds like you had some very special times with a really special woman. And her quilt is just fabulous! Is that the "Cracker" pattern? I love it! And all by hand!


Tweety2911 06-24-2012 05:12 PM

I enjoyed your story so much! Beautiful quilt and lots of great memories!

grammysharon 06-24-2012 05:20 PM

What a family treasure!!!!!

Originally Posted by beatys9 (Post 5313815)
When my husband & each of his cousins got married, his Grandmother in Alpine, Tn made them each a quilt for their weddings - about 15 of them I believe. As I was the 2nd wife, she told me appologetically, there would not be another quilt as her sight no longer allowed her the fine work by that time. No problem - I got the quilt from his first union, pictured below. All of Grandma Chloe's quilts are hand pieced and quilted. I don't even know that she owned a machine - I remember her sewing area & fabric in the attic but I don't remember a machine. Before her passing about 10 years ago, I got to spend time with her on several visits where she taught me to hook a rug from fabric, cook with lard (we don't really use that in Hawaii), about lightning bugs, see a calf born, and other wonderful memories from the Southern family...Our daughter is named for Grandma Chloe.


QUILTNMO 06-24-2012 05:23 PM

Very pretty nice story!!

debcavan 06-24-2012 05:31 PM

How lovely of you to name your daughter is Chloe after her. What an honor

Blinkokr 06-24-2012 05:36 PM

Just beautiful and thank you for sharing
Have a Blessed day
Ellen

red-warrior 06-24-2012 05:46 PM

Great story and a beautiful quilt! Thanks for sharing.

GramaLaura 06-24-2012 06:01 PM

What wonderful memories you have to go along with the awesome quilt!! Keep the memories alive with YOUR quilt :)

EvelynJ 06-24-2012 06:04 PM

I am so glad you were able to spend time with your DH's grandma. She sounds like a wonderful and interesting person. I love that you now have the quilt she made your DH, it is beautiful and a treasured keepsake for your family.


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