Monday, August 13, 2012
Last week at our Guild meeting a Friendship Quilt was shown. The quilt top consisted of blocks made by several members of our Quilt Guild. Nancy, the owner of the quilt passed on before she finished the quilt. Her family passed it on to our Guild and a couple of the members finished hand quilting and binding it. Discussion was held on what to do with the quilt. I suggested that we raffle it on our Guilds 25th Anniversary Friendship Day in September and that was the general concensus of the group. I brought the quilt home, opened it up to check it out and to show my husband. There are 20 blocks in the quilt, each made by a member of the Guild. Well, as I was reading each name I discovered that I am the only one of the 20 that is still a member of the Guild. About half of the quilt makers are no longer living, 2 of the quilters have moved and are still quilting and I don't know about the remaining ladies. I didn't find a date on the quilt but I do know that it was made quite a few years ago. Of course, I decided that I must have been really young (maybe even in high school!!) when those blocks were made. It did give me an chance to reflect on each one of the former members and it also made me decide that I need to kick it in gear and get some more of my UFO's finished.