Sunday, 17 November 2013

Blessed are the Piece Makers

"Our lives are like quilts - bits and pieces, joy and sorrow, stitched with love."



This is my sister Elma's quilt - and like most quilts, it took quite a few pairs of nifty hands to complete it. She and her friend, Catherine Wurtz shared ideas and planned the pattern. Catherine kindly offered to piece the top, using a bargello border pattern as a focal point. Then Elma and our sister, Shirley, an avid quilter, pinned the top, Dacron filling and bottom together. Next it was taken to Fairholme Colony, where Selma Maendel, always willing to lend a hand, used their Long Arm Quilting Machine to sew the layers together with a beautiful Snapdragon pattern. Shirley added the final touch to this masterpiece by binding it. Meanwhile, Elma created the shams, skirt and the accent pillows. Truly a collaborative effort, resulting in a bed that cannot be found in any showroom - strikingly beautiful, but most of all cozy and warm with sweet memories of the people who helped make it!
        


                         Memories are like a patchwork quilt -               
each section is sewn together,
to be wrapped around us
for comfort and warmth
in the years to come.
- unknown


2 comments:

Susan said...

That is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Love the colors.

Shelly said...

Stunning! A work of art, for sure!