Wednesday, July 13, 2011
My Grandma and Quilting
This is a picture of my Grandma's sewing machine. Nothing fancy or complicated but boy could she sew. She would make quilts for everyone in the family as well as the MCC (Mennonite Central Committee). Many people have be fortunate to have a quilt or pillow made by my Grandma. I've had my quilt from Grandma for almost 50 years now!! Sure it's tattered in places but it has been loved and is one of my most cherished possessions. Grandma's quilts were never made from elaborate patterns nor did they have fancy applique on them, but they were made with love.
I was not a quilter while Grandma was alive and that is sad to me. I would love to sit and chat with her and learn all of her tricks. She was a master at picking out colours and putting squares together. Her mitered corners are next to none!
Inspiration for my quilting has come from my Grandma as well as the myriad of books that I love to look at and read and blogs that inspire me. I have a niece who is now learning to sew and hopefully one day I can share some of the things that I have learned along the way with her. That would make my Grandma proud!