Wednesday, August 4, 2010
While I am quilting tops, thought I would share a couple of antique quilt tops made by my Greatgrandmother, Mary. She was a midwife/nurse in a little town west of Houston, Texas. When she died in 1968, Granny left behind over 200 quilt tops in various stages of completion. Her tops were made from old clothes and feedsacks donated by many of her friends and family. Even the thread was carefully removed from the feedsacks and used to piece the blocks. My Grandmother, Lydia (the oldest of 5 children), completed several of the tops for family over the years and still did not put a dent in the stash. Our grandmother died four years ago, leaving my sister and I the task of finishing the quilts.