Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Memories & Quilts

Quilts, we are a family who admires quilts. We don't just admire them we use them on our beds, quilts are great all year round. My grandmother has stitched together some beautiful quilts, as did my mother. Each quilt seems to have a story behind it, from the special design or often times the scraps that were once leftovers from a garment that was made. As a little girl I remember my grandmother talking about her quilts, and pointing out a particular fabric that would bring back a memory of a loved one and their outfit.

I'm not so sure quilts of today are put together in the same fashion, but there are just as beautiful and unique. My friend Deb, makes some amazing quilts, you can see some of her work on her blog HERE.


The weekend before Elizabeth's 20th birthday we had a girls Saturday out, thanks to Arthur and the boys for running the store and caring for 2 little girls. One of the main stops on Elizabeth's list for the day was the quilt shop.














The shop made us all dream of what style of quilt we would make. We walked around looking and touching fabrics, it was such a treat to browse this little shop. One day Lord willing, we Munck ladies are going to make a quilt or two...with Rebekah guiding us, since she is the head seamstress. Until then we'll enjoy the remarkable work and talent that goes into each quilt we see.


As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
1Peter 4:10

4 comments:

Jody said...

Hello Laura! My mother still has several quilts my grandmother and great grandmother made. Some are quite old so they are in a cabinet and not usable; still others we use on all the beds. I still use the one my grandmother made Steve and I for our wedding shower. It is purple and white and a double wedding ring pattern; 24 years old this June! She knew my fav color is purple. I do not have the patience for quilting and I wish I did; we still have the large quilting frame she hung from the ceiling in the basement.
It is good to keep up with you. Hope you have been keeping up with our farming days. If not, go check out our hay hauling and gardening. We still need to get back together!
Always Experiencing Him,
Jody

Nikki said...

If you are ever in the Crossville area my inlaws own a quilt shop there called Little Blessings. :) We love visiting there. Though, we don't get there as much as we would like. It is a fun place to visit. Lots to look at and see.Not to mention that we get to see Grandma and Grandpa too.

Deb said...

Hi Laura! I am behind in reading your blog (soo sorry!), so my daughter Hannah told me to come over and read this newest post! I love it! Oooh, I wish I could have been with you ladies at the quilt shop!!! What fun! I hope you do get to make a quilt and blog about it so I can see it! :)

I love the house quilt in your last photo. It reminds me of the saying, "The road to a friend's house is never long."

Most of the quilts I've made have been given away...I should sit down and make one for ME! (Thank you for the link. Jody has already stopped by--how fun!)

Amy said...

I love quilts but don't have any that are handmade. We don't have seamstresses on my side of the family. Rob's grandmother sewed but I don't think she ever quilted:(