Memorial Day is an important day in America. It's a day to give thanks, to pay tribute and to remember those who gave their lives to protect our country.
To those who served and gave their all, we thank you! Our debt to you is one we can never repay.
Happy Memorial day, everyone!
I am posting our Quiltville Quote of the Day at the top of this post instead of at the bottom just because it IS Memorial Day and I hope it will remind you of all that was lost so that we might have all that we enjoy.
Whether you are spending your time with family and friends, or are one of the working force today, I hope you will take some time to reflect on those who gave all.
The quilt behind this quote was found just yesterday during an antiquing jaunt in West Jefferson, NC!
And oh the quilts I found! MANY! Some evidently have stories that will remain untold, but we can learn a lot just by looking at what we can see. Take a look:
Kind of interesting?
Kind of ugly? LOL!
An even older quilt was used as batting!
You can see where one block has torn away revealing the older quilt underneath. So very interesting!
And this one:
Love at first sight!
I love these little blocks…I love that the sashings are not straight across the rows, I love the scrappy burgundy and browns and blues of the 1900 era. And then when I fold back that one corner I find:
Do you see it?
Fast forward 60 years!
Let’s get closer:
The one on the left is 1900, the one on the right?
This is such a scream!
I wish I knew the story.
There are many lovely quilts in the slide show below. I hope you will enjoy them! Remember, you can hit pause for anything you want to spend more time on.
This box came home!
Someone has removed the vinyl covering from a Singer 99 box and refinished it. It will be perfect for one of my Spartans that doesn’t have a base/case. It was in the same booth with the time warp quilt.
There has been a lovely hike with a little brown dog!
It’s a glorious day so the plan is to go out on the motorcycle and head toward Tennessee and see what we can find. I’m hoping for some Barn Quilt photo opportunities! It’s always fun to have something to look for like a treasure hunt when out on short trips.
Enjoy your Memorial Day, everyone!