Gail made a number of quilts as a young homemaker. I can’t think how she found the time for it with six children to manage. Perhaps while we were at school, she spent her time at the sewing machine. My sister’s bed and mine had matching light yellow quilts with butterfly appliques stitched on them.
The quilt shown below contains blocks made by Mom’s mother, Ruth Vining McGhee, and some aunts. Other women in the church made blocks for this autograph quilt as well.
With quilters on both sides of my family, I thought I should be a quilter too. It turned out that I lacked the patience required for a good needlewoman. I do love the vintage quilts and ended up collecting some instead of making them. It’s a small collection since quilts take quite a bit of room to store or display. I don’t use my vintage quilts on the beds.