Every Monday morning a group of ladies meet at our church to quilt.
This group of ladies has been meeting every Monday morning since about 1912.
Well, not the exact group of ladies, the ladies have changed over time,
but most of this group have been meeting for over 30 years!
There have been marriages, divorces, and deaths. Births of first their children,
and now grandchildren and great grandchildren.
The things that must have been discussed over those quilt frames!
One can only imagine.
A couple of Monday's ago I went over to take a look at a quilt that was just
being finished. This quilt was begun in 1976. The artist that made this quilt
sent away for the pattern that she found in the newspaper. It was a bicentennial quilt depicting
all 50 state birds and flowers which she embroidered by hand.
Every time she started another block, she went to the library and looked up the
colors of the birds and flowers. She wanted the quilt to be accurate as well as beautiful.
She would embroider a few blocks then put it away for a year or two.
She did this over and over until all 50 states were completed.
Last fall she stitched them all together and brought it to the Monday quilt ladies.
And just look what they did!
Hey Rhode Island, is your state bird a chicken?? Just wondering.