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!