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.
Hoping I can do it justice. Linking up with Sarah, Amanda Jean, and Cynthia to celebrate this little perks.
Those quilts are just beautiful, and I have no doubt you will do wonderful repairs to bring the last one back to useful life! Whoop whoop!!
Definitely a whoop whoop…thanks for sharing these with us Em.
What lovely quilts! Gifts from the past that you'll treasure.
Those are treasures, Emily. I have all the confidence in the world that you will do it justice!
Dresden and butterfly, classics that shine, thanks for sharing.
what lovely quilts–I have a penchant for older quilts–they look like quilts. Nothing wrong with modern (like the one I am trying to finish for my granddaughter) but, in my heart of hearts, I love those old, faded Dresden plates and embroidered roses and butterflies best–what a treasure. Enjoy Julierose
Thank you for sharing these two lovely heirlooms!
I have been the recipient of a full size antique quilt and a crib size. Love that friends think of you for a good home for an unwanted old quilt.
How lovely to get to look after and cherish these beautiful family heirlooms!!
How lucky you are to have that physical legacy of the quilters in your family! The butterflies with the names on them are really neat.
Two beautiful quilts! So great that you now have these special family heirlooms to repair & treasure!
Lovely quilts! My goodness, how sweet to have these now. My grandmother made her butterfly quilts by hand, and this brought back memories of her appliqueing the butterflies on muslin background, with the black blanket stitch.