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.
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.
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.
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.