Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day




Valentine's Day is a day of love and caring and quilts are a way of showing love to others. One of my treasures is a collection of old quilts made by my great grandmothers, grandmother, grandmother-in-law, and mother-in-law. For Christmas my sweetheart gave me a quilt chest so these quilts could be seen and enjoyed. One of these quilts (the fourth from the bottom) has quite a history. When my great-grandparents celebrated their 50th anniversary in 1935, my great-grandmother presented each of her grown children with a handmade quilt. I treasure that quilt and the love that is represents! I love the picture taken of these great-grandparents and their children and families (including my mother as a little girl) at that anniversary celebration.


4 comments:

Jeanne said...

Hi Karen! Welcome to Blogland. I was sent over by Linda. I look forward to seeing your projects and getting to know you.

Lynette Anderson said...

Welcome to blogland. I just love that quilt cupboard full of quilts, gorgeous.

ELIN - "The quilt maiden" said...

Hello Karen! Please show us the treasures you've got in the cupboard! Wonderful!

Rose Marie said...

Welcome and what a treasure you have with the cabinet and those gorgeous quilts inside. Will you be showing these to us someday?