Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Family Heirloom Quilt

This quilt was made by my Great Grandmother Nora.
It is all done by hand.
The fabrics were from clothing.

The backing is chicken feed sacks.
The batting is cotton picked in the field, not processed in any way.
Still feel seeds and stems in places.
It has a few worn spots, not too many.

I have a bed covering that was done by my Great Great Grandmother for Great Grandmother Nora’s hope chest.
It is all crocheted. It is a strange size to what we know now and has the corners for the bed posts.
Will get a pic of that too when I pull it out.
I like to use it on our bed in the warmer months.

I also have some quilts made by my Grandmother Lola.
Will blog about them in another post.
They are 20’s & 30’s type.
I do feel blessed to have the ones I have . Most were used not put away for just special!!
I have other textiles too from my Mama, Aunts, Mother in Law, and DH's Grandmother Belle.
Too me these are treasures beyond value.
I hope to pass them on to our kids for them in turn pass on to their children.


  1. Love your heirloom quilt! Can't wait to see the other ones. I too, treasure the ones I am blessed to be the caretaker of now.

  2. Oh, that is a treasure, and in such good condition. I'll bet it is very soft. I look forward to seeing the others.

  3. Lucky you! It's so nice to have that link to your past. That's a beautiful quilt. Will you show the others?

  4. The heirloom quilt is wonderful. I love to hand quilt too, so I do appreciate all the work that went into it.

  5. ooh, what a treasure to have! It looks really good and not to worn at all! Can't wait to see the others!

  6. Just hand me an eclair wrap me up in the quilt and callit aday...The quilt is so special LUCKKKYYYY

  7. Oh that is just too neat. Not everyone is as fortunate to have those kinds of heirlooms...you are very lucky! So glad you shared, I love hearing the story behind the quilt.

  8. Such an incredible heirloom. Think of all the hours spent cutting and stitching. You are so lucky!

    Happy Stitching...Ann :)


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