|The scrap quilt my mother for me when I was in high school|
Tessa repairing the Wedding Ring Quilt that Helen made and Nancy quilted:
Double Wedding Ring Quilt Block
Gram's Old Quilt
Scrapbagger Quilt Block
Helen made the quilt from her best scraps. Quilter Pepper Cory said this of scrap quilts: "Here's what a scrap quilt is not. It's not hastily made. It's not badly made. It's not made from fabrics that are crummy, leftover. It can be really a lovely thing. And I think scrap quilts are the root and branch of quilting anyway because the whole idea is to do the best job with what you have."
Years ago, my mother made a scrap quilt for each of her daughters, using fabrics left from the clothes she had made for us. She has also made/is making a high school graduation quilt for each of her eleven grandchildren. Have you ever made a scrap quilt?
Cissy's need for love touches each of the women at the "Old Stoneburner Place" differently but deeply. Did you feel the women's gift to her at the end was appropriate and meaningful? Inquiring minds want to know!
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The Quilters' Book Club selection for August is Between Heaven and Texas by Marie Bostwick. Get the book so you can begin reading, discussing, and quilting with us!
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