While reading some news story’s on the internet this evening I ran across the following story in the “Arkansas Online” newspaper. I found it interesting and think some of you will too.
An 80 year old friendship quilt comes full circle:
A garage sale find has spurred precious memories for an 80 year-old Saltillo, Arkansas resident. (ArkansasOnline article)
Last summer, Kim Shock and her mother Debbie Kelley were poking around at a garage sale in Vilonia when Shock noticed an old red and white quilt laying in a carport with the name Lessie Martin written on one of its squares. She recognized it as the name of her great-great aunt.
“I knew I had heard that name,” Shock said. “I also knew she had died when I was 10 or 11.”
She summoned her mother who confirmed what Shock had suspected. They had stumbled on a friendship quilt that possibly had been quilted by more than one relative. The two walked away tickled to purchase the quilt for a bargain price of $7.50.
“We could hardly wait to get out of there with it,” Shock said. “I can’t tell you how excited we were.”
Read the full ArkansasOnline story: Arkansas family rediscovers old friendship quilt.
Isn’t that neat to find a quilt at a garage sale that more than one relative had a hand in making!
I will be having a give away soon so keep an eye out. One of the winners of the last give away I had – Teri in Alabama does not have a blog but she wants to have a give away as a thank you for some neat give away’s that she has won over the last year. I will host the give away for Teri on my blog and she is donating the gifts. Keep an eye out I think I will announce it on Monday.