One of the perks of being a quilter is that people know you appreciate quilts. This leads to getting to see lots of beautiful quilts. Not only that but once in awhile, when the stars align you get to be the recipient of said beautiful quilt. It happened here and here. In the past month I have acquired two more in similar fashion. Yes, I know I’m extremely lucky.
While I was at my parents celebrating my mom’s birthday and Father’s day I did a trunk show. I invited my mom to come along. After all moms are usually your best fan and it’s nice to know you have one fan. It’s a big confidence builder. After the trunk show she showed me this quilt. She told me it was her grandmothers. Other than that she didn’t know it’s story. She wanted me to have it. She knew I would love it. She was so right! How great are those scrappy Dresdens!?
Then when we went to meet my hubby’s aunt, she also brought out a quilt. This quilt was made by his grandmother’s quilt guild for his birth mother. Such a treasure, and a blessing, considering he never got to meet his mother.
Each butterfly has the name of the person who made it.
It is in need of repair. His mother really loved and used this quilt. I absolutely love that about her. His aunt had started to repair it for him but while we were there she gave it to me to finish for him.