Aunt Evie's Quilt

April 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

My great-great aunt Evie. I do not remember her, as she died shortly after my first birthday, but I have heard stories about her my entire life. She never married or had children of her own but she left a legacy in our family. My daddy's older sister, Sue, died a few months after she turned seven years old. Before Sue died, Aunt Evie was teaching her how to quilt. A while back, Mawmaw found this old quilt top that they pieced together and she asked me if I could finish quilting it. It still had the newspaper attached on the back and after looking it over closely, the earliest date I could find was 1959. What a priceless treasure! I recruited the help of several very sweet ladies to help me get this done and I could not have done it without them. We spent a few days a week for about a month sitting around this hand-pieced quilt sharing stories and laughs as they taught me how to quilt “the old-timey way”. I was excited to show Mawmaw when we finished and we are both so tickled to have it done. I hope Aunt Evie would be proud. I took a few pictures of her quilt on the old rocking chair I have that belonged to her. This means so much to me.

my great-great aunt Evie newspaper backing dated 1959


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