Thursday, September 15, 2011

Quilt Tale

I ran across this quilt tale on Wendy's blog.  She has posted the link to the news article.
    After a tornado hit Southern Missouri in 2008, a store manager found a quilt behind his store the next morning.  He thought it could be cleaned and given to someone in need in the area.  As luck would have it, he contacted a lady who was involved in a quilting group at her church.  The lady began a year long search to discover the owner of the quilt.  She went so far as to send a photo to a magazine that published the story of the found quilt.  Then the story was published in a newspaper,  and someone recognized the quilt.  It took another week, due to an ice storm,  to make contact with the quilter.  It was a 3 hour drive to retrieve the quilt, which had been  in the family camper.  The tornado wrapped the camper around a tree and nothing much was left.  Except the quilt--- that was blown around to land miles and miles away.  Blessings to that dear quilter who knew the value of that hand made quilt, and what it meant to the lady who lost it.   she is once again wrapped in memories of her grandmother making her quilt.
      Moral to this quilt tale:   Label each quilt you make, or that you own.  Include your name, city and state.   A small thing as a label could make the difference if it becomes lost. 

I love this story.  Imagine how wonderful to have your grandmother's quilt returned like that.  Quilters are such wonderful people.   Got a quilt tale, or story.....I would love to post it.
Happy stitching.


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful story! Thanks for sharing. I'm trying to remember to put labels on. I'm pretty good with baby quilts. I make tablerunners and wallhangings but usually forget to put labels on. I make quilts for other people, and the thought goes through my mind that they should have labels too. I have asked a few and they usually aren't interested.

Lynne said...

That is a wonderful story! Neither of my first two quilts has a label but maybe the next one...?

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