I have been a seamstress for many years. My children grew up wearing homemade clothes. I made my first quilts when each of my granddaughters turned ten. I didn't continue until I retired from U.S. Customs. I have made eleven quilts for family members and friends.
The quilt I made for myself was made up with the leftover material from all my other quilts and I call it GRANDMA'S LOYAL UNION SAMPLER.
It has 90 six inch square blocks , each block a different design.
There is a lot involved in quilt making. It takes concentration, the ability to follow instructions accurately, cutting precisely so that each figure fits in its proper space and comes out square with angles and points fitting 100% accurately, while creatively using the ability to choose colors and designs that enhance each other so that it comes out enjoyable to look at. It keeps my mind busy and exercised. There is great satisfaction when it is all finished and people admire your work. I feel that each work is a reflection of myself.
I enjoy working with the different textiles creating something lovely.
I feel we are all given different gifts – it is up to each of us to bring forth these gifts and cultivate them and share with others.
"Grandmas Loyal Union Sampler" Patricia Rugg