Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Album Quilts and Memories

Wednesday,  February 26, 2014
It is a wonderful thing to have good memories. My two grandsons are looking through a chain link fence as they say goodbye to a great vacation once more on Grand Manan Island. These times will hold great memories for them.
We all have memories of past times as seen in old family photos. In earlier days, photos were not as available and people did not travel much. Those that did travel, moved great distances with very little contact to relatives and family. The album quilt or signature quilt was often made and remembrances were written on the blocks so they could always cherish those they've left behind.  

Special events,events, people and even the comfort of the old outhouse can be special remembrances. Memories are everywhere even in quilting.

Here is a charming Memory or Album quilt that we quilted recently. This quilt was done by Simone and is 57 x 86. She has chosen a Humingbird pattern for her quilt. It is done in an all over pantograph and the pattern shows great. This quilt is a lovely keepsake quilt done in a scrappy block. Let your keepsakes and memories grow with each year. Till next week , Gwenda

1 comment:

  1. Charming post. Love the vibrant blue of the boys as they memorialize Grand Manan!!