Submitted by Naomi Macioce
I thought that you would all enjoy this piece. It reminded me of many of our Guild’s recent discussions about folks putting together blocks that had been passed down by relatives, and were now being finished with loving care by our guild members. The challenges of dealing with someone else’s work: strange color schemes, fabric that has lost its integrity, stains, and difficult patterns to decipher are many. However, the sense of purpose, meaning, and re-experiencing the love and care put into these quilts makes them so worthwhile. It also allows the newer generations a window into the past, and their family’s heritage.
(Hint: You can read this article. Or if you prefer, find the play button under the by-line. Click on that to hear the 6-minute radio segment.)
(Hint #2: Did you see the local connection? Look closely.)
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