It's quilts like this that continue to inspire me to create. As I've stated before I just love the history of quilting and thinking of all these women sitting every night working on their quilts. That was their entertainment - as well as practicality of staying warm and making their bed coverings. They also made wonderful gifts (and still do!)
I know that when I quilt I think, sometimes I watch a movie or TV or a NASCAR race while I am creating - but I still am thinking about things. I know what I think about, I wonder what these ladies thought about? Even though it was so many years ago that this quilt was made - I feel a connection to it, as though it's all the love and thoughts and memories of my family that no longer exist. I feel it my duty to preserve those thoughts, feelings and memories - I just hope I can instill in my children or grandchildren the same love of quilts and family memories so they will take care of my collection!