Birds and Blooms Applique Quilt
This quilt top was discovered in a basement with most of the applique pinned or basted in place. Unfortunately many of the pins had left rust marks and other stains were also on the quilt. It was given to me if I wanted to try to save it and after many hours of different treatments most of the stains were removed and I began to finish up the basting. Jean Hildebrand an amazing quilter at our local senior center taught me how to hand applique and I spent about five years off and on stitching the applique pieces. Jean passed away before the quilters at Rock River Center began to work on this quilt for me but she truly encouraged me to quilt.