Thursday, December 12, 2013

Beautiful Christmas Quilt called "A Grandmother's Gift"

Today I received this nice letter from Taffy who lives in Georgia. Now when I teach a story quilt class I do not insist on hand applique although I do like it when people do this because I think it lasts longer and no stiff pieced in the quilt.
Taffy wrote-
I took two classes from you through the East Cobb Quilt Guild in Marietta, GA, probably in 2009, just before Out of the Box was published. You had "Christmas Quilt" with you. I can't remember what the class was supposed to be, but I wanted a Christmas quilt. I made the hoochy mama border and appliqued the tree over night with quarter inch stitches.  You insisted that I do it by hand and since it was your class, I decided to do it your way.

Four years later, my quilt, "A Grandmother's Gift" is hanging for Christmas. I plan more crystals and beads after the season.  It might never end.

But I wanted to thank you for the inspiration and for insisting on hand applique.

Merry Christmas.

A Mouse for good luck on the top of the tree. Fun!
I can tell that Taffy took my Christmas quilt for inspiration but made it hers. I think this is darling and it is a wonderful gift by a Grandmother or from a Grandmother. A lovely piece of history and a wonderful heirloom.
Isn't this wonderful? Each piece carefully done and look at the wheels here and the little tree. I know what she means by never being done. I feel like this with some of my quilts too.
      This coming year I will be teaching Christmas trees and wreaths with darling things on them. I will be showing how to do little yoyo people, things with buttons and how to add rick rack in a fun way. I have a new Christmas tree and am cutting one out this week to put German things on. Then I hope to do a French one etc.
I promised myself this is the year of the Nativity scene also.
     If you would like to have a class, contact me. These are so much fun and aren't they a wonderful thing for your family?
Taffy made my year when she sent this to me. I love it.


  1. This is a wonderful quilt; a testament to your fantastic clases for sure. I love the "vignette" idea--am needing (lol) a Christmas Quilt for my home...this year is the year...more to come..hugs, Julierose

  2. I am so looking forward to West Virginia again in the Spring - cant wait to see what you have in store for us

  3. What a visual delight of all things Christmasy!! Well done, Taffy!! APPLAUSE!!!!!

    Thanks for sharing the photos and that the pictures can be enlarged for extra fun.


  4. Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
    Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

    Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
    By the way, I'm Clotee. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-store. Nice to know you.