The Great Quilt Tour of 2009

I love quilts. So, at my uncle’s wedding a few weeks back, when my Aunt Ann asked if we would like to visit her house right after the wedding to see the quilts she has been making, I said YES! I agreed partly because I love quilts and partly because my Aunt Ann is just a lovely lady — it’s as simple as that.

Her house is just right near the church and I thought Nate and I would check out a few quilts and visit with family and then be on our way. I had no idea! Aunt Ann’s quilts are beautiful. Not only that, but I left feeling like I should have paid an admission fee to see all these works of art. 

Also on the tour were my Nanny, along with her brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Irma who are my great aunt and uncle.

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Uncle Jimmy, Nanny, Aunt Irma and Aunt Ann

I wish I could remember all the patterns that Aunt Ann told us about that night. I could only “oooohhh” and “awwwww” as she displayed them. She keeps her quilts one on top of the other on a guest bed. She can just spread each one back to reveal the one underneath. No folding and unfolding — she’s clever like that.

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This one may have been my favorite. It looks like little schoolhouses. Aunt Ann was an English teacher for many years — and now, so is her daughter and granddaughter. That’s one reason that she can describe the patterns and tell such great stories when she is showing her quilts.

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This one is my favorite. 

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Who am I kidding? I loved them all. I especially loved the back of a couple of them.

 

This is the back of the quilt!

This is the back of the quilt!

We moved to the living room and saw this beauty. It’s made from dresses from Aunt Ann, her daughter Paula and granddaughter Bekki.

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I also had to snap a picture of this paining in Aunt Ann’s living room. It shows the Old Watermill near my hometown as it was many years ago. This was the setting for the wedding. It has always been gorgeous and this picture proves it. I’m not sure who the artist is.

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I haven’t got to spend a lot of time with Aunt Ann since I’ve grown up. However, I left that night remembering the many times I spent with her when I was a child. I also left feeling like I got to know her a little better just by looking at these beautiful works of art. 

I still feel strongly that we should have paid an admission fee for this tour but I’m not gonna make a big deal about it.

3 Comments

  1. lexy883

    I believe that the first one is called Streak of Lightning. My fav was the one with the tulips. You need to go on a Fabric Tour 2009. She has quite the collection.

  2. lexy883

    Oh, if Aunt Ann is looking at this. And, I got the name of the quilt wrong, I’m sorry. You forget the names when there is so many pretty ones.

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