My Hubby's Grandmother's Quilt

Tue, Jul 5 2011


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This week we stopped by my husband's uncle's house during our July 4th travels. I was showing him one of my quilt in progress and he said, "I have something for you." He pulled out of his closet this gorgeous quilt and said I could have it. I was speechless.  It was made by my husband's Swedish grandmother, Jenny Johnson, in the early 1930s when she was living in New Jersey. My uncle says he remembers her cutting out the applque pieces to make this quilt. He says that the finished top was "sent to the nuns" to be quilted. The stitch work is amazing. I feel quite honored to have this quilt in my home and hope to someday pass it on to one of my husband's nieces so that it stays in the family as a precious keepsake.

Comments

darlene muller wrote re: My Hubby's Grandmother's Quilt
on Tue, Jul 5 2011 6:22 PM

very beautiful!!!

Marge (AKA Dimples) wrote re: My Hubby's Grandmother's Quilt
on Tue, Jul 5 2011 6:33 PM

What a gorgeous quilt Kate.  I agree with you -- it is an honor to be entrusted with this beautiful keepsake.  

Marge (AKA Dimples) wrote re: My Hubby's Grandmother's Quilt
on Tue, Jul 5 2011 6:34 PM

Oops - sorry Liz.  I had Kate on my brain.  :o(  

Denise_Oregon wrote re: My Hubby's Grandmother's Quilt
on Tue, Jul 5 2011 11:45 PM

What an honor - it is gorgeous.

Barbara wrote re: My Hubby's Grandmother's Quilt
on Wed, Jul 6 2011 6:09 AM

 this is just beautiful ..Barbara

dlkatzmann wrote re: My Hubby's Grandmother's Quilt
on Fri, Jul 8 2011 4:56 PM

This is just so beautiful. I know how excited you were to get it. My husband's aunt gave me 2 quilts that his grandmother had made. They aren't nearly as beautiful as yours but will be cherished in our family for the love that went into their making.

dlkatzmann wrote re: My Hubby's Grandmother's Quilt
on Fri, Jul 8 2011 4:56 PM

This is just so beautiful. I know how excited you were to get it. My husband's aunt gave me 2 quilts that his grandmother had made. They aren't nearly as beautiful as yours but will be cherished in our family for the love that went into their making.

Judy Lee wrote re: My Hubby's Grandmother's Quilt
on Sat, Jul 9 2011 9:20 AM

I agree with you , SPEECHLESS!

Lynne Plambeck wrote re: My Hubby's Grandmother's Quilt
on Wed, Jul 13 2011 5:50 PM

You just won the lottery!!  Congrats

mmccleary wrote re: My Hubby's Grandmother's Quilt
on Wed, Jul 13 2011 9:05 PM

Absolutely stunning!

btiffany wrote re: My Hubby's Grandmother's Quilt
on Sun, Jul 31 2011 7:30 PM

I concur with the lottery notation. You must be very well thought of to receive something so precious. I am very happy for you.

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