When I was a kid, my great grandma, Wilma, always had a quilt in the making, stretched out in her big quilt rack. She probably made hundreds of quilts in her lifetime, but I unfortunately never got my hands on one for myself.
Last summer, at my family’s annual Christmas in July celebration (there’s too many of us to try to get everyone together around the holidays… July just seems to work better for us!) one of my aunts came armed with a box load of Grandma Wilma’s quilt blocks, all framed, as gifts for the family.
My aunt had come across a box of unfinished quilt blocks and had thought long and hard about what to do with them. She wanted to share them with as many of us as possible, so putting them together into quilts was out of the question. Like I said, there are a lot of us (my dad has 11 brothers and sisters living… I think… I always lose count!)
So, she finally got the idea to frame the quilt blocks, each with a little saying on a piece of paper. The saying reads,
Families are like quilts, God’s design of love on Earth, each person uniquely created, pieced and stitched together with different qualities, smiles, and tears, colored with memories and bound by love.
I can’t think of a better way to share a box of old quilt blocks. What do you think?
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- A Proud Great-Grandma (benspark.com)
- Quilt Market (quiltingismytherapy.com)
2 thoughts on “Framing Great Grandma’s quilt blocks”
That’s such a sweet story 🙂
I loved getting my framed quilt block! I thought it was such a great idea, a perfect way to pass down a piece of family history.