Heirloom Quilt Repair

Anna's original quilt was made by her grandmother before Alaska and Hawaii were states.  The hand embroidery was falling out and the fabric was disintegrating.  I was fortunate to find matching fabric and an embroidery program that stitched the fifty state flowers and birds.(https://www.anitagoodesign.com).  I wish I had been there when Anna received her completed quilt.  It was a grandmother's hug.

Anna's Quilt
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This quilt top was not finished, but was given to Lia when her mother passed away.  Lia did not know how to sew.  The top was mostly hand pieced, so I completed it with hand piecing.  I learned I still did not like hand sewing.  I machined quilted it after many hours of hand piecing.  It turned out fabulous. Lia was happy to have a completed quilt, made by her mother.

Sewing Lia's Quilt
Lia's Quilt

Laurie's quilt came to me, as most do, as a finished quilt top.  But there was a big mistake in it (look at the green area), so I had to take some of it apart before I quilted it.  All the appliqués were done by hand.  I had enough fabric left over, so I made Laurie a table runner.

Laurie- before
Repairing Laurie's Quilt
Laurie's - Quilted

Sue brought me her mother's quilt top.  She wanted to know if the fabric was too rotten to quilt it.  The fabric was stable.  I was able to get it to lay flat.

Sue's Quilt - before
Lia's Hand Sewn Top
Sue's Quilt