Quilter’s Name: Lois B. from Indiana
Type of Quilt: Mini Quilt
Name of Pattern: Unknown
Featured Date: 02-7-24
Hi, I’m Lois. I want to share something lovely my mother made. So, I know, that means I shouldn’t be the one sharing it, because I didn’t make it; she did. But if I don’t share it no one will.
My mother, Marjorie A., raised six children on a chicken farm in upstate New York. She sewed clothing for herself and for us and for our children over the course of many decades. But the quilting bug bit her between two and three decades ago, and she caught it hard! I live several states away, in Indiana, so I couldn’t always see what she was making—or planning to make—though she sometimes shared pictures of the results.
Mom died in September, 2020, several months after serious falls and resulting injuries put her into the hospital and then rehab facilities. She left home one night for the Emergency Room, and was never able to return. As I discovered when I started going through and cleaning up her sewing room, there were many, many projects in the planning stages. But one, small finished project caught my eye, and with Dad’s permission, it came home with me.
It’s about the size of a large pot-holder, but I don’t think that was her intent. I think it’s a tiny wall-hanging. I don’t know where she got the pattern, or the beautiful fabric to make it, but all of it is so beautiful: a manger, the Baby, and a big star amongst all the other stars.
However, on the back she pinned two small, plastic hooks together up near the top. Maybe they were meant to help hang it, but I don’t know quite how. I found another half-dozen or so more such hooks in her little portable sewing kit. If this is a thing that others have done, please share! I would like to know for myself, and for this little treasure. It would be greatly appreciated.
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