Wednesday, September 20, 2006
No time for quilting this week, busy with the first week of school. Five of my seven courses for this semester start this week, as well as the two courses I am taking! The photo above is from the campus of the University of Vaasa - my office is in the old cotton mill on the left and you can see glimpses of the Bothnian Sea in the background. I thought I'd fill the quilting void with some family quilts.
I like to say that I learned to quilt from my great-grandmother whom I never knew. My mom grew up next door to her grandparents' farm in western New York and spent a lot of time there as a child. Grandma Pete was the child of Swedish immigrants from the part of Sweden just across the water from where I now live in Finland. Today I thought I'd post some pictures of quilts made by Grandma Pete.
These are just rough guesses, but I think that the Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt was made circa 1940, the blue and white Irish Chain was made circa 1950, and the Double Wedding Ring sometime in the 1960s.