Friday, April 17, 2009

Blogger Quilt Festival

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Over the last 10 years I've made a lot of quilts, but by far the most special quilt is the one my mom, aunt, and I made together in memory of my grandparents and their parents. We each made a couple of the cross blocks. Mom put it together and added the applique, and a friend quilted it.
It was donated to my parents/grandparents church St. Mary's in Milesville, SD in memory of my grandparents. The quilt is double size and hangs right behind the altar. The church changes the banners with the season, but this was the first quilt to hang there. It hung at my brothers wedding and then I made a new quilt for the church when Paul and I got married their last year. This is the church I grew up in, so when we are at my parents we always go there.

16 comments:

Bison Girl said...

Beautiful!

Zonnah said...

What a great quilt!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a beautiful quilt. And such a sweet testament to your grandparents.

Patty said...

I love this and your story.

Rhonda said...

What a wonderful quilt which as you say, holds great memories.

Melody said...

Your quilt is beautiful. Such a sweet story too.

StegArt said...

A beautiful quilt.

stitchinpenny said...

A great memorial to your grandparents. a great quilt.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

What a beautiful quilt - with so much meaning and depth! Thank you for sharing.

Linda said...

What a wonderful quilt! I know that the church was touched to have such a great remembrance of their lives.

Quilt Rat said...

Great quilt and wonderful story thanks for sharing

Micki said...

The quilt and the story were so nice! Loved it all!
Micki

Janet Brady said...

What a lovely tribute to your gand parents and great grandparents. It must have been very special to collaborate with your Mom. Great job!

Granny Lyn said...

what a beautiful quilt! and a beautiful tribute to your grandparents!

Kim said...

What a special and beautiful quilt! And I love that you and your mom made it together :-)

Ariane said...

This is a beautiful quilt.