About the Quilter:
As a young bride I was very interested in learning about quilting from my mother-in-law, who had been quilting all her life. She mostly made quilts for warmth. Most of the early ones were giblet quilts, or quilts made of small pieces sewn together from leftover fabric. The hand quilting was done in seashell design. All were quilted as ladies gathered together regularly. When she was home, she quilted on her homemade rack.
I learned the basics of quilting in the 1980s by taking a Continuing Education course on quilting at AUM. Over the years, I have made several quilts and have given them to family and friends. My favorite was making baby quilts. On the back of each of my quilts I embroider my name and date, as well as a Bible verse.
Our Life in Pike Road: Made for our son, Steve, and daughter-in-law, Paige, when they married. In nine 12-inch blocks are appliqued familiar places in Pike Road and other favorite things important to the couple. The stripping is in solid and print brown. The border is green, the binding is black, and the back is in the same green print.
My Best Friend Baby Quilt: Back-to-Back little girls represent best friends. It is four blocks by four blocks, including mixed prints and pinks. The back is decorated in the same pink floral prints.
All About the Grands Quilt: This small hanging is all about grandchildren. The blues, greens, yellows, and greys represent the color and joy they bring to the family. The back is in a solid blue paisley.