Show you some quilts made by my Mother-in-Law.
And tell you what a wonderful lady she is.
Almost eight years ago my In-Laws moved from the west coast to live in the same city where we live. Six and a half years ago we moved next door to them. My kids have LOVED this: if they can't get enough chocolate at home, they go next door to Grandpa and Grandma's house!
(Grandma has multiple candy bowls - filled with the favorite candy of each grandkid, son, and daughter-in-law!)
And she carries a legacy of functional creativity.
Her Mother made a quilt for every grandchild as they graduated from high school. Let's see - there were six siblings, two or more kids each - Grandma made over 15 quilts (hand-pieced and hand-quilted) for high school graduations.
Grandma pieced more quilts than she could quilt!! Some of the quilts my Mother-in-Law stitched were tops that Grandma never got to quilt.
This Grandmother's Flower Garden is entirely hand pieced
by Grandma and hand-quilted by my Mother-in-Law.
I think a lot of the fabrics were old shirts and scraps.
I love the red honey-comb effect!
The top of this pinwheel quilt was her mother's handwork,
and hand-quilted by my Mother-in-Law.
Here is her first full quilt made in a sampler class. (I need to get a better picture: the colors are badly washed out) This was a class taught at her church - and is probably the first quilt where she purchased matching fabrics for the quilt!
The Pink and Blue was VERY much in vogue in the 1980's,
when I think this quilt was created.
I wish you could meet my Mother-in-Law.
She is a blessing to everyone who knows her.
Every person who crosses her path is greeted with cheerful joy and gracious hospitality.
Proverbs 31:29 goes on to say
"Many women have done excellently,
but you surpass them all"
Yes, that describes my Mother-in-Law!