100+ Year Old Quilt


Wow! What a blessing.  My cousins in California, Dennis & Linda, contacted me about this quilt.  It’s over 100 years old and it belonged to my Aunt Catherine (Dennis’ mom and one of my mom’s sisters).  My great-grandmother Nettie, whom I never met, made the quilt top – stitched it by hand and my Aunt Catherine quilted the top to the back by hand.  My cousin, Linda added the “History Heart Patch” to the back of the quilt.  She told me it’s called a “Sampler Quilt” because all the squares are different, there’s not a pattern.  I just love it!  My great-grandmother grew up on a farm in Illinois – I think it’s cool that Nettie started this quilt in a little farmhouse in Illinois over 100 years ago and it has now ended up at her great-granddaughter’s farmhouse! 😉

Thank you Linda & Dennis for this very special gift!

About countrygirlbling

I am a 55 years young, divorced (many years) mom of 2 great kids. My son is 28 years old & my daughter is 24. They are both out on their own forging through life as successful, functioning adults . . . a mother's dream! I hope that my blog and my experiences will encourage you & give you hope. Our journey through life can be unpredictable at times but KNOW that if you are a believer in Christ, HE will always have your best interest at heart! (Even when things don't make sense!) Toodles

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