Friday, September 30, 2011

Great Grandmother's Quilt

This summer when I went to Ontario to visit family, my aunt very generously gave me a beautiful quilt made by my great grandmother.



It is 77" x 80", with 15½" blocks set on point.




It is hand appliqued and



hand quilted.



My great grandmother Amelia Mitchell Stephens (nee Etter), 1865-1962 (this picture was on her 97th birthday). She lived in Nova Scotia.

I don't know when the quilt was made, all I do know is that it won an award. 
I also have a red and white quilt made by her - shown here.



I have it displayed with my other heirloom quilts in my bedroom (the other quilts have been featured in my previous show and tells).

Thanks again Aunt Carolyn!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!♥

22 comments:

Linda said...

What a treasure, Joanne! It's a beautiful quilt. It's even more beautiful because of the sentimental value.

Scrappy quilter said...

What a wonderful gift and treasure to last a lifetime. Beautiful quilt. Hugs

Barb said...

what a beauty.
How lovely to own a family treasure like that - just beautiful

Barbara Sindlinger said...

What a great treasure for you. It's great there is a quilter in the family to take care and preserve this history.

Impera_Magna said...

What a beautiful quilt... a treasure... what a lovely great-grandmother... also a treasure! To have family quilts handed down in the family is a wonderful thing...

Ruth said...

How wonderful that you were given the quilt! It is awesome!

Wendy said...

What a treasure! It's beautiful!

Linda said...

You are so lucky to have your great-grandmother's quilts. I especially love the red and white one. It is so Nova Scotian!

corina said...

You must be so thrilled! A beautiful quilt. She would be happy to know that her quilt is with someone who really appreciates all the love and work she put into it.

Karen said...

Joanne,

It is beautiful !! Thanks so much for posting -- now I see where you get all your talent from... you continue to be my inspiration for free motion quilting...

Enjoy that lovely quilt... and celebrate the memory of your great grandma...

Winona said...

It is gorgeous, and what a treasure!

Manoli C. said...

Congratulations! This is a treasure! It's beautiful!
It's a great memory. I have many things that my great-grandmother.

Desley said...

I hope my quilts go to a home where they are appreciated, treasured and loved when I am gone. It is a beautiful quilt.

Cheryl said...

Fabulous family heirlooms! I know your great grandmother would be so pleased that you cherish them and display them.

Me and My Stitches said...

Your quilt is wonderful - you are so lucky to have it! What a treasure.

Cyndi said...

Hi Joanne! That quilt is absolutely gorgeous...what a wonderful treasure you have. I have two quilts that were made back during the Civil War by my great-great grandmother. One is in wonderful condition, the other not so much, but they both are treasures just the same. And it's so amazing to sit and look at all the blocks that were hand pieced and then the quilt hand-quilted. Such a testament to how industrious our ancestors were!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Dawn said...

Just beautiful, and even more so to know it has been kept in the family. Thank you for sharing!

The Civil War Quilter said...

The quilt is beautiful! You are a lucky girl. Love the photo of Ggma Amelia, she's precious!

Raewyn said...

Oh lucky you, what a beautiful quilt; Your great-grandmother will be delighted her quilts have such an appreciative caretaker.

bunbear said...

beautiful quilts. loved seeing your great grandmother. made me think of my great grandparents who i still miss very much!

Jen said...

What a beautiful heirloom. Your grandmother did such lovely work!

Lucy said...

What a wonderful treasure. You are a lucky woman! I lovre the design. Tulips are one of my favourites!