Friday, May 13, 2011

Blogger’s Quilt Festival entry:

I couldn’t decide which quilt to enter into Amy’s Blogger Quilt Festival. (which by the way is amazing to view).  Really choosing just one quilt to feature!!! nearly impossible.
After much humming and hawing,  I decided to show you one of the quilts I made this winter to help break up the January blues and that it  was going to a very special lady.
Here is it’s story:
Have you ever had someone in your life, that is not a family member, but has influenced you and guided you and helped you in so many ways? Well I have! This lady lived two doors down from us, in a different neighbourhood from where we are now. I first met her in 1993-4 when they moved in. We bonded with both of them right away. They were in their 60’s then and recently retired. They have 7 kids, 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren now. Through the years she taught me so much about gardening, sewing, canning etc. It was like having Martha Stewart close by. She adored my babies and spoiled them with tea parties and cookies. He too was great at helping with household advice and lending of tools etc. In essence they were our family, our surrogate parents/grandparents since ours all lived 3000km away. We still see them on occasion, but not nearly enough. In January it was her 79th birthday. She also had to have surgery then. I thought a quilt might help her speed up her recovery and because she is so deserving of it. She is always giving. (Still spoils our kids with birthday gifts and Christmas bags). I surprised  her when I gave her this quilt. She was very touchedand said it was too good to use, but proudly lays it on the back of the chair in the living room. I am sure  it brightened her days of recovery.
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22 comments:

  1. A lovely bright and happy quilt, and such a sweet story to go with it. Surrogate grandparents are a great addition to any family!

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  2. What a sweet story and a precious quilt.
    Hugs
    donna

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  3. Oh my goodness,yellow and green and pink are such a nice combination in this quilt!!

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  4. Beautiful quiltcand story. We've had friends like that at times in our lives and it's been a blessing. Colors are great and your backing works so well. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  5. What a beautiful quilt for a special person - I have a friend like that too, she's been my second mother. I think I should make her a quilt, but I'm intimidated - she taught me to sew, lol! I love how happy your quilt is, I'm sure it cheers her every time she looks at it, and thinks of you!

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  6. I really like this quilt. It is beautiful! And a beautiful story behind it as well...

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  7. Yummy quilt makes me think of citrus and Autumn, very artistic. Thanks

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  8. very pretty, such a Happy quilt!

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  9. This is a lovely quilt with bright colours. A very special gift!

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  10. A lovely quilt, and a really kind gesture

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  11. Very sweet story about this quilt's recipient. And the quilt is really lovely! Thanks for sharing

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  12. Such a lovely story to go with a lovely quilt.

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  13. What a sweet story and beautiful quilt!

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  14. Oh Lee, you have me in tears! Friends like these deserve thousands of stitches! Oh what a blessing. I hope she is recovering nicely. I really love the cheery quilt!
    So nice to meet you, Lee! Would sure love to sew together with you!
    :)

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  15. So lovely and what a nice story. :)

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  16. Nice to see fellow Canadians- and from my 'old'home town. I miss the west. I am currently living just outside of Toronto. Please soak in the mountains and sunset extra long for me today.
    All the best with your quilting endeavors.
    Dara

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  17. A bright and pretty quilt!

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  18. What a great story and a beautiful quilt!

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  19. It's a lovely quilt and a sweet story; thanks for sharing both!

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  20. Your quilt is so yummy! I am in love with the yellow backing. :) Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Cheers!
    Rachel
    http://www.dewberrylane.com

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  21. I love the color combination, and the pattern that you used. Lovely!

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  22. I love the colors/fabrics you used. Beautiful quilt & story!

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