I visited my grandmother last week and noticed a quilt I made hanging on the wall of her guest room.
I made this quilt in 1996 according to the information on my webpage about the quilt. I am pretty sure I gave it to her around that time, but her husband wouldn’t let her hang it up and it wasn’t even large enough for a lap sized quilt so I didn’t see the quilt for years. My Grama gives everything away, so I thought it was long gone.
I also made one for my grandfather. That one used plaid blocks and went to my aunt when my grandfather died. I don’t know what happened to it when my aunt died in 2007. it has a label, so, perhaps, it will end up in the IQSC someday. Hopefully, it is not being used as a dogbed in the back of someone’s station wagon.
The blocks are from a swap on the Q-XCHG list. I could see some of the names written on the blocks.
The Q-XCHG list was a listserv hosted at a university back in the Internet dark ages when there was only text on the web. It was a companion list dedicated to swaps of QuiltNet, the mother of all lists, blogs — everything quilty on the web except, perhaps, Usenet.
I realize that many of these words mean nothing to those of you who have joined the Web quilting community since the advent of the visual web. Just keep in mind that there was a web before there were blogs and we still managed to swap and have fun.
11 thoughts on “Vintage Tuesday”
Thank you for sharing, Jaye! Nice quilt and story.
Check back next week. I have another good story.
I can only imagine the feeling you had when you saw your quilt hanging. Your grandmother must like the quilt very much to save it until it could be displayed somewhere in her house. Thanks for sharing the story.
I was very happy. Especially happy that she hadn’t given it away.
A great quilt now on display! Such a neat story.
Thanks! I know vintage was a bit of a stretch, but I think you got the idea.
I’m glad your quilt resurfaced, Jaye. I’m sure your grandmother treasures it. It’s pretty.
Thank you! It is the 3rd or 4th quilt I finished. It has a very sweet look. I came across some scraps of some of the florals recently.
QuiltNet is still around and has a facebook page to better share photos
I am a member of QuiltNet, but not of Q-XCHG anymore.
What do you mean her husband didn’t let her display it? Her grandchild’s work that was made with love? That’s just so wrong!
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