As so often happens when a family member spies a goodie that you have created, they want one too, and this was the case with the bag that Lyn made for the Lyn Ballinger Challenge. This little cutie here,
Helen had just picked up her Quilt WIP from Fiona, who has quilted it with the cutest little heart pattern.
Helen is eagerly awaiting the birth of a Great Grandson, he will be arriving soon but Helen has promised to bring the quilt back for us when it is bound.
The center panel was discovered while Helen was away on Holidays, on the other side of this great continent of ours, when news of the Great Grandson arrived, she popped down to one of the LQS's and there, lo and behold was the matching border fabric! Kismet!
And this is where it becomes not just about quilts, we were rather privileged to be shown these wonderful pieces of history today.
This sampler was begun in 1883, on 26th October, that makes it 126 years old.
Louise was admiring these two bags and she very kindly held this one for a pic. Went rather well with the Tee don't you think?
What a treat to view such treasures, thank you very much.
These four quilts were bought along for Chantelle by Val and they have a truly amazing story, but firstly a little background, Val leads a small group of ladies who gather each Monday morning to make quilts for Laurel House, a refuge for abused children.
One of the group is Betty, a lovely lady of 86 years who has a bit of a tough time, she is a Leukaemia sufferer and has to have treatment every second week, so not an easy life.
These quilts are Betty's quilts, wonderful quilts, full of imagination and joy.
Betty makes a flimsey every couple of weeks and Margaret, a neighbour quilts them for her and then they are delivered to Laurel House, just the ticket to snuggle into when you are looking for a little comfort.