After college and before I had kids, quilting was my biggest hobby. We had a great quilt shop down by the school I worked at. I made quilts for beds and babies. I made wall hangings and table runners. The grandmas in the family handed down a few family favorites to me, since they knew I loved quilts.
The flower garden quilt is from my husband’s side of the family. It is very tattered, but I just have the good part of the quilt poking out of the basket. The star quilt was made my great grandmother.
This one was made my great grandmother and my great, great grandmother as a wedding gift for my grandparents. The patterned fabric was made from old shirts and dresses. They didn’t have a lot of money and they used the scraps they had available.
Old or new, I love to decorate with quilts. I love the quilts that come with stories of family members sewing by hand, and creating gifts that people will cherish. But I also love that someday, someone will wonder about the stories behind the quilts I have made.