Wow! This picture brings back so many memories for so many reasons!
When this picture was taken, my husband, Jeremy, and his grandparents were at our house. Grandpa was showing us how to load a quilt on a quilting frame so that we could hand quilt it. (Before Grandpa coerced Jeremy into getting me a quilting machine, we hand quilted some of our quilts.) This particular quilt was one that Jeremy and I had made for his mom. Can you see the three borders on the quilt? I thought that I was so innovative for doing that!
Over the course of several weeks, Grandma, Grandpa, Jeremy and I handquilted that king sized quilt. Looking back now, it was such a special time and I wish that at that moment I would have realized exactly how special it was. Not too long after this picture was taken, that handquilting frame was replaced with a big quilting machine and every thing else was moved out of the room to make way for my ever growing quilting stash.
I really believe that the reason that I am so passionate about quilting is because Grandpa was. He loved quilting and wanted other people to share in that joy with him. I want to pass that same passion on to other people too.
I dedicated my book to him and I can’t help but think that he is in heaven smiling down on our whole family
I have heard it said that people spell love, T I M E. I am so thankful that he took the time to invest in my life. What can you do to invest in someone else’s life?