The Sun bonnet Sue quilt was shared at our quilt group which meets at Elaine's Quilt block the second Wed. of every month. This group is unique.......we meet, share a desert, and mainly share what we are working on and what is going on in our life! And of course we shop, as the store gives us a discount the eve. we meet. And we all buy....can a quilter resist newly arrived fabric? This store carries a wonderful selection of fabric to meet every ones needs.
Laraine, shared this quilt, and we all thought it was exceptional. Several years ago she found these blocks in an antique shop, all soiled and looking pretty tuff. She lovingly washed them and created this quilt. I wish I had taken a close up of one of the blocks. The workmanship of the blocks was amazing. The person who made them had embroidered rolled curls coming out from the edge of the bonnet. Also, there was much other perfectly done embroidery detail. We all reminisced about the person who had made them, what had happened that she never made anything with them, and why someone in her family didn't understand their value. Laraine said that the entire time she worked with the blocks she tried to imagine who the woman was who had made them.
Decided I would share this quote today. "If you don't recount your family history, it will be lost. Honor your own stories and tell them too. The tales may not seem very important,but they are what binds families and makes each of us who we are". Madeleine L'Engle