My children have a wonderful piano teacher. I am so thankful for her and the way she shares her talent with them as she helps them to develop their own talent. Just before Christmas she asked if I would be willing to trade piano lessons for a quilt. I’ll admit I was a little hesitant. I’ve never made a quilt for someone for money. And although technically this would not be for money how do I decide what is fair for both of us. But once we got talking I felt better about it. And truth be told I don’t mind just making a quilt for her.
Our lives are woven together on so many levels. Not only is she my children’s piano teacher. Her hubby was my N’s scout leader. Her daughter is my dear friend. Her son in law is my J’s young men leader at church. And I teach her grandchildren in primary. And life would not be complete if we were unable to wave to her father in law as he rides his horse through our neighborhood. So I thought it was so appropriate that after she chose a sampler for the quilt style that the fabric she chose was woven homespuns.
So I’ve pulled out my homespuns and she brought up some she had. Then I set to putting our fabrics together to make these blocks. I’m loving how this is coming together. The symbolism of it all. The sharing of our talents to help each other.