Tuesday, August 25, 2015

She's Back

Look who's back from the long armed quilter--Grandmother Bessie's Heritage quilt. 

The label will say:
Grandmother Bessie's Heritage Quilt
Pieced by Betty, her Granddaughter, Nashville, TN
Machine quilted by Susan Shay, Smyrna, TN
Binding by Dorothy, her daughter in law Sevierville, TN

The names on the quilt represent, Mothers, Daughters, Granddaughters, Sisters, Nieces, Daughters-in-law, Sisters-in-law, Aunts, Friends and Neighbors

Susan, the long armed quilter did a fabulous job with the machine quilting.  The quilt is as pretty on the back as it is on the front.
Grandmother Bessie died in 1995.  I miss her:  her laughter, her steel blue eyes, the smell of baking biscuits coming from her kitchen, her stories about family.   I think about her life experiences and her wisdom.  Her birthday is September 29.  


  1. A wonderful family treasure. The quilting is lovely.

  2. What a lovely quilt to remember your grandmother. And what a nice job of quilting your long-armer did. It's definitely an heirloom.

  3. What a fabulous treasure you created! The long-armer did a great job with the quilting.

    Robin in Virginia

  4. Oh, how I love this heirloom-in-the-making; the quilting is wonderful and the love shines through and through! Thank you for sharing this beautiful treasure today.

  5. Truly a magnificent tribute to your grandmother, and all done by Tennessee women. And you are right that Civil War fabrics are the very best!

  6. Oh my! Such wonderful memories in that quilt to be cherished for years. Lovely quilting as well.

    Have a wonderful and Blessed day

  7. What a beautiful quilt and all the ladies involved with the stitching and finishing, wow.