The quilt blocks were beautiful, but, not surprisingly, Grammy did not get them quilted together before the baby was born, and she certainly didn't get them quilted together after the baby was born! She did accomplish the task many years later, but since her daughter, Kathy, was much too big for the baby quilt (since she was, in fact, all grown up by the time the blocks became a quilt), the quilt was promised to Kathy's first daughter when she got married.
While some suspected the great day would never arrive, I did actually get married and inherited the quilt. I put it away for the day when I would have a daughter of my own. And tonight, Eden for the first time goes to sleep under the Winchester quilt.
Thank you, dear Tabithas of the the Church, who in 1945 made a quilt for the new baby, who became my mother. I was married in their church building 58 years later, and cover up my daughter with their handiwork 68 years later. I hope she will be so surrounded by the Church all of her days.
|Eden with her beautiful quilt.|
|Eden picked out this square as her favorite, which is wonderful because Minnie Belle is actually one of the few makers of the quilt I actually met.|
|Eden points out another square she likes -- this time an elephant.|