A Very Special Gift...
Recently I received the most wonderful gift! My parents were visiting with my aunt and uncle in Nashville and gave me a call. My mother didn't know if I'd be interested, but my aunt was wondering if I wanted a quilt that had been my paternal great-grandmother's! The tears flowed and I was overwhelmed by this generous offer! Of course I wanted it! I am an antique dealer and have many lovely old things that are without any history for me, but I have not one item from my ancestors! I thought it would probably not be the best piece, but I didn't care what it looked like, I was just happy to be receiving it! Imagine my surprise when my parents delivered this wonderful, old, totally hand sewn quilt!
From the wonderful feed sack fabrics, I am guessing it was made in the 20's-30's era, when my great-grandmother was in her 70's. When I was born in the 50's, she was nearly 100 years old. This was passed down to my paternal grandparents and then to my aunt and uncle. I am deeply touched to have received this family heirloom~ a real treasure!
On a new subject... this weekend, on my way to the lake, I saw a new barn quilt! If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know how I enjoy these!
You can visit my earlier posts about barn quilts on past posts here and here . I love to spot a new one!
I am linking to Treasures and Trinkets Thursday
and Vintage Thingie Thursday
Until next time...
Posted by Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces at Sunday, August 01, 2010