Published On: November 13, 2008
I have always been an admirer of quilts. They remind me of family and warmth. I have an old quilt (1930's) made by my mother and grandmother. It was machine pieced and hand quilted. It was a much used quilt--I remember using it as a child. Unfortunately it is not in good enough shape to repair. I have often thought of making one like it, but have not taken the time to learn quilting. My interest in quilts was recently renewed with a visit from my husband's aunt who came to Houston for the International Quilt Festival. She spent the week in classes, visiting the vendors and admiring the vast array of quilts. I met her at the show on the last day of the festival and was captivated by the variety. Quilts that were traditional, original, large, small and most of all the display of quilts from the Daughters of the American Revolution. It was very inspiring. I have begun a small project and had to spend a bit of time figuring out what it was the instrutions were asking me to do. I am now considering looking for a place to take classes in the Cypress area. I look forward to being adept at this art form and carrying on tthe appreciation and the love of quilts to the next generation.