I found my love for quilting many years ago, at my grandmother's farm. She was a humble woman, with eighteen children. She taught me to sew on her treadle machine, and though the machine has lost most of its parts, I cherish it to this day. Having a large family during the Great Depression made for a utilitarian way of life. While my grandmother's quilts were just that, made for use, they are quite beautiful as well. She found pleasure in hand work, and her quilts are evidence of the love she had for the craft.
Today we find ourselves in hard economic times once again. So I will try to live by her example. Quilts are heirlooms, memories, stories, and needful things. I hope you find this blog inspiring and useful. May your quilts be crafted with heart in hand.