The Queen of Patches
By Kharla Jolly
East Tawas, Michigan
February 7, 2019 9:24am CST
My maternal grandma was gifted at creating lovely, patchwork quilts. She belonged to a local sewing-bee, for over fifty years. These ladies would meet once a month at someone's home, to sew on a quilting project and then enjoy a delicious lunch together. Not only this, one of us kids could never wear an article of clothing, with one single tear. She would kindly ask me to take it off, so she could sew a patch on the sleeve or on the torn knee of my pants. It wouldn't take very long and the neatly sewn patch would usually outlive the item of clothing! When Grandma was 90 years old, a man from the Bay City Times visited her home, to take a photo for his article of Grandma's diligent work, sewing a patchwork quilt. Photo:NOT MINE Borrowed from Pixabay
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• East Tawas, Michigan
@JudyEv Oh my gosh, that is absolutely beautiful! I love it:) Those women were so gifted, with their ability to create such lovely pieces of art! I had a Barbie Doll, as a girl. My mother sat down with some turquoise yard and about 1/2hr later, she presented me with a darling coat and matching hat, for my doll!
• United States
That is so wonderful and impressive!!! My grandmother did the same to my clothes, although she wasn't into quilting. I was and made a beautiful quilt from a class I took once a week and one for my sons. My mother-in-law handed down heirlooms of her crochet work. I will treasure it always and pass it down to my own sons and their wives.
• East Tawas, Michigan
Some of Grandma's hand-embroidered table clothes and hankies are treasures! She crocheted many doilies, that are priceless to our family:) Your grandmother had the exact same talent and skills, to make those beautiful works of art What a nice tradition, to be able to share with our children and now, our grandchildren! I know the quilts you made were lovely and definitely stitched with lots of love
I have fond memories of my Gramma's skill at taking fabric scraps and turning them into beautiful and warm works of art better known as quilts. I don't know what side of her quilts were prettier, the back where I could see the many even stitches, or the front with the patches.