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Perks of Being A Quilter

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.


  • Sarah Craig says:

    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!!

  • Val's Creative Life says:

    Definitely a whoop whoop…thanks for sharing these with us Em.

  • SuperMomNoCape says:

    What lovely quilts! Gifts from the past that you'll treasure.

  • Needled Mom says:

    Those are treasures, Emily. I have all the confidence in the world that you will do it justice!

  • Janie says:

    Dresden and butterfly, classics that shine, thanks for sharing.

  • Julierose says:

    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

  • Vic in NH says:

    Thank you for sharing these two lovely heirlooms!

  • Karen says:

    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.

  • Jenny says:

    How lovely to get to look after and cherish these beautiful family heirlooms!!

  • Rebecca Grace says:

    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.

  • Linda @ kokaquilts says:

    Two beautiful quilts! So great that you now have these special family heirlooms to repair & treasure!

  • celia ambrose says:

    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.

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