Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Memories

Here is the quilt that was in the background of yesterday's paperwhites picture. I have shown it before back in 2007. I know a lot of you are new readers since then but it is all in my archives. I'll put the link to the original post at the bottom of this post. It's name is Memories which you will understand from the story in the other post.
Here is a close up of one block
and another.
Go here to read the story.

15 comments:

hetty said...

You were right not to sell it. It's gorgeous and the story, although sad, proves that we should always cherish the good memories of people who have passed through our lives.

Linda said...

Beautiful quilt...touching story...glad you kept the quilt.

Gene Black said...

I sat here and really looked at that quilt. I love the "almost" randomness of the black and white strips used as sashing/setting for the batik squares.

Jackie said...

Now, I know why it is hanging in your dining room. I think I would have done the same thing. It is a beautiful piece with many memories.

Darlene said...

It's a beautiful quilt that brings back memories for you.

It's funny how fabric can stir memories. The other day I used a piece of fabric that I bought in the Salvation Army store in Nashville, TN, several years back. I used to live in a Plain community in TN, and I did a lot of driving for my Amish neighbors. I took my friends Effie and Eli and their daughter Miriam up to Nashville for the day, and we went to the thrift stores while we were there. They were amused at my buying a piece of fabric I didn't have any use for at the time!

I was going through a hard time in my life then, and Effie was always kind to me. Effie has since passed away from cancer, and Miriam has married and is living in Ohio now. I think Eli is still in TN. But when I saw the fabric, it brought back that day, and I remembered my friends.

It wasn't meant for you to sell this quilt. You were meant to keep it as a reminder of your friends.

karenfae said...

that is a sad story about the couple with the art gallery. Every now and then you hear a story of a couple that die so close together - it is like they are not meant to be apart. Love the quilt.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Maria said...

Thank you Wanda for sharing the story of the quilt.

Cathi said...

It's a stunning quilt. The story behind it is so touching. I think the quilt was meant to stay with you and bring back good memories.

Anonymous said...

I was surprise to see I did not send a comment in '07'. It truly is a stunning piece of art. And I am happy you display it in your home, with heart felt memories of your friends, it is a beautiful tribute to them.

J~MT

SarahVee said...

I love the energy in this piece. It looks like art AND a quilt. Thank you for linking to the story. I'm glad you have the quilt - and the blog - to share with us.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I'm here, reading and feeling . . .

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda,
Love your Memories quilt; it looks great on your wall. Sad story and interesting how you found out about the husband's death.

About your paperwhites in yesterday's post; last year one of my co-workers gave each of us in the work area (9 of us) a bowl with paperwhite bulbs in stones. Pretty soon the bulbs started blooming. One of our doctors in the office said "I don't mean to be rude, but what smells so bad?"
I think paperwhites look pretty, but smell like dirty socks or stinky feet.
Vicky F

Julie Bagamary said...

Great piece and so true of how quilts are memories for all of us. Great black and white batiks.

Anonymous said...

Wanda, Do you think you can scan the vest pattern and send it to me? My mom made a dozen or more of these for me when I was in High School (1972/75) from the same pattern. I have been looking for a few days on eBay to locate one and Coats and Clark.
Cari J.
Yuba City, CA

Exuberant Color said...

Cari J., you need to go to my email link on the right side of my blog and email me so if I run across the pattern I can get in touch with you.