Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Beginning of Grandma June's Birthday Quilt

Grandma June has been quilting for many years, I believe it started in the 1980's. I still have my first quilt that she made me. It was a basic square pattern and the layers were tied together. Over the years, she has made many more quilts and many more patterns. When she started quilting the layers together, she did it by hand and has continued to do it by hand. I don't know anyone else who quilts by hand and it is amazing. She has also made many beautiful quilt designs.

I am not sure how many quilts Grandma has made, but I know there must be over 100! maybe 200! I have sat and looked through all of the Polaroid pictures that she has taken of each quilt. On the bottom of the pictures, it says who received the quilt and mentions the occasion, if there was one. We've received quilts for graduations, weddings, babies, and just because Grandma wants to show her love through the beautiful quilts she has made.

Grandma June will be 90 this summer (June 1) and we have decided to make her a quilt after all of the years that she has been making them for us. This is the beginning of her quilt:

I am sending out squares of fabric and Grandma's children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren are going to work on creating the quilt squares. When they are finished, we will piece them all together to make Grandma's family memory quilt. Aunt Patsy is hosting her birthday party and we will give the finished quilt to her there. Grandma has inspired me to quilt and learn other crafts and I'm sure she also had an influence on others in the family to do the same. I hope that everyone enjoys working on the quilt and I am sure Grandma will love it. I'll post more updates as we move forward with Grandma's quilt.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful way to show your grandma how much you love her and your appreciation of the love and care she's give you all over the years. I look forward to watching the quilt piece together and your family's celebration of her in June.