Thank you so much for all the submissions. We had a great time reading over them. Mrs C has chosen a winner.
I learned to sew from my grandmother. We always teased mom that she couldn’t sew on a button. But grandma had all the patience in the world and showed me so much. I was the oldest granddaughter who lived near by, so I must have been chosen! When I was still too young to actually run the machine, I would pull out the pins right before they got to the needle. And I did a great job of it according to grandma. Both my grandmothers are deceased now, but I have a wonderful treasure from them. When mom was cleaning out her mother’s house she found appliqued sunbonnet sue and butterfly blocks. I didn’t know grandma had ever appliqued, so they must have been put away a long time before I was born. They are hand button hole stitched and 30’s fabric. But since grandma was gone and I really wasn’t old enough to quilt by myself yet, my grandma on dad’s side of the family, who also quilted, set the blocks together and quilted it. So I have this beautiful quilt of 30’s fabrics lovingly put together by both of my grandmothers. I am now a grandmother myself and have made lots and lots of quilts and clothing. My oldest granddaughter turns 8 this month and I am going to give her one of my older machine and teach her how to sew. She was so excited when I asked her if she wanted to learn. And that makes me think of my mom not liking to sew and my daughter not liking to sew…..so it must be true that it skips a generation in my family.
Patty…please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address and your 5 fq selections.