I don't come from a long line of quilters. I am the first in my family to make quilts. I started quilting in about 1994. My younger daughter, Kim, loves to sew and has also made some quilts over the years. My older daughter, Vicky, does not do much machine sewing but does some hand sewing and is a wonderful cross stitcher. When they would sew clothing together, Vicky would cut out the pieces and then head to the kitchen to bake cookies while Kim stitched the project together.
|Vicky made this cross stitched picture for me.|
|Kim's latest quilt. She designed the blocks.|
This is the story of their collaboration quilt.
In 2005 my husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. We were living in Sacramento, CA at the time. For reasons too long to go into, instead of going to Hawaii (my choice) or Alaska (his choice) we decided to head back to Garden City, UT and have a family party at the lake with all of our friends and family. There was a wonderful turn out, and we also had some family that happened to be there visiting from Germany. My brother scored some awesome sausages and we had a wonderful potluck and BBQ.
Our Daughters surprised us with a Memory quilt that they made together.
|Our daughters had us come up to the deck to make the presentation.|
|We were so surprised!|
Kim designed the blocks. Vicky did the photo transfers.
|Vicky, me and Kim. One of my favorite photographs!|
|The quilting stitches are rather large, but even.|
|Me and my husband.|
|Tim (our son) me and Kim|
|My three adorable children!|
Kim did the piecing of the blocks. They hit up some of my Salt Lake quilting friends for help and raided their fabric stashes. Vicky did the hand quilting and the binding.
This is one of my most treasured quilts! I love that the girls worked together to make it happen. They did a wonderful job selecting special family photographs for the quilt.
This is my story for the "My Family Quilt Blog Hop". Please check out the other blog posts in this hop, the links and dates are below.
The "My Family Quilt" Blog Hop!
Oct 1. - Sylvia Lewis http://bunchberrystudio.blogspot.com/ .....ME!
Oct 2. - Judi Hurwitt http://approachable-art.blogspot.com/
Oct 3. - Deborah Massie Boschert http://deborahsjournal.blogspot.com/
Oct 4. - Sheila Frampton-Cooper http://zoombaby.com/blog/
Oct 5. - Pokey Bolton http://pokeysponderings.com/
Oct 6. - Frieda Anderson http://www.friestyle.com/
Oct 7. - Lisa Chin http://somethingcleveraboutnothing.blogspot.com
Oct 8. - Cheryl Sleboda http://muppin.com/wordpress/index.php/blog/
I am linking up to Nina-Marie's blog for Off the Wall Friday.