Family Quilts

I visited with my Georgia family last week and managed to see a few quilts. 
This baby quilt was made by my Aunt Joyce Hamby.  It is all hand sewn and quilted.  Georgia 2011 012
Georgia 2011 013
This quilt is one of the last quilts made by my Grandma Shook.  She took calendar towels she had collected through the years and sewed them together to make this twin size quilt.  It is hand quilted.  I wish I had been able to take a photo of the entire quilt, but there wasn’t room to do that.

Aunt Phyllis also showed me a double wedding ring quilt that Grandma had made for her and Uncle Guy when they got married.  I wish I had taken a picture of it!
Since I’m sharing family quilts, this is one of my favorites, called “Porcelain” made by my mother, Betty Covert.  It is entirely sewn by hand with lots of embroidery and applique.   DSC01799
Here is a close-up so you can see the detail. Mom was legally blind when she made this quilt.  It’s hard to believe mom’s been gone for four years now.
I miss you, mom!

5 thoughts on “Family Quilts

  1. What gorgeous quilts! I think I have the pattern for the baby one, so darling. I love the calendar towel quilt – the towels were always my favorite, my grandma collected them and used them. The one your mum made is too gorgeous – how in the WORLD did she do all that, being legally blind! AMAZING! So glad you have that treasure.


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