There is more to the story!
Before you go any further, if you haven’t read the story of this quilt’s journey, click HERE.
The story started as a Round Robin quilt made by friends who moved different places, and after a long set of circumstances and many years in the process, was found by Bernice in a 2nd hand store.
The biggest question of all……
WHY or HOW did it end up in the second hand store?
I loved the interaction and the comments on the last post.
If you want to know what HAPPENED to this quilt since our last post – click HERE to read the story and leave your comments on Terry’s blog.
And then please--after you are done there, come back and tell me what you feel about it by leaving a comment here too!
I don’t want to be left out of the loop as I travel to Tuscon today for my meeting with the Tucson Quilters Guild!
As for myself, this story has reiterated to me just how important labels are.
This label included so much important information. The name of the guild! The date that the Round Robin ran, the actual signatures of the participants.
I can’t state my feelings ENOUGH that no matter how “beautiful” a computer driven machine embroidered label can be….there is NOTHING as personal as your own signature in pen and ink.
Let’s face it – anyone who owns your same machine can stitch out a label with that same identical font. There is nothing special about that. There is nothing unique or personal about that – but your own handwriting is uniquely yours, like a snowflake or a flower – no two are ever alike. PLEASE leave your own actual signature in ink for those who come after us.
There are many different writing pens out there, and I happen to like a pigma pen in a wider tip width so that the line is not so skinny. Remember that the more 0’s a number has on a pen, the FINER the tip is…so something that is .5 will be wider, .05 will be skinnier, .005 will be skinnier still.
Include as much info on the label as you can. Dates, places, reasons for the quilt. ((To Johnny on his 17th birthday tells future generations so much!))
Here are some links to some other posts I wrote in the past about labeling:
And news from Arizona:
Yesterday Dad and I hopped onto his Gold Wing motorcycle and rode out to Rio Verde in memory of my Grannie and Grandpa who wintered there for many years – From my early teens until my late 30s, I’d often visit, loving my trips to Arizona in the winter months, usually around Grannie’s & Dad’s birthday week.
Grannie’s birthday is the 8th, Dad’s is TODAY so I am so happy that I got to extend this trip just a bit to spend my dad’s birthday with him.
Four peaks mountain in the background ---
We hoped to have lunch at Tonto Verde, but the restaurant was closed on Mondays! Ooops! That was bad planning ---so we ended up with chili dogs in the bar area with the golfers, taking our little lunch outside to the patio and just talking and enjoying the beautiful day. It was a great day to be together, a real memory maker.
I had hoped for more photo shots to share, but I learned that it is not a good idea to whip out your phone and shoot photos in the open air from the back of the motorcycle -- it's not easy, and what if that phone goes flying?? We had an awesome day.
Ashely and Jessica!
These are my two adorable nieces, Ashley and Jessica. Both such sweet young ladies, I love their hugs and laughs and being with them whenever I can. I’ll be back for a sleep-over at their house on Valentine’s night, this Friday after I finish in Tuscon!
It’s time to pack up the bags and head out shortly ---the quilty part of this journey is about to begin!
Love from Arizona ---