Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Emma's quilts

My mother was born in April 1914 in Graves County Kentucky. She was one of eight children. When her father died, very young, they moved to the city (Paducah) and she and some of her sisters worked at the cigar factory to help support them. They were just little children.

She made lots of quilts in the sixties, using double-knit fabrics. That's what we wore then and were so happy because things didn't have to be ironed. She especially loved Dutch Dolls.

If she were here this morning we would ask her to do the Charleston for us. She would be happy to.

Just remembering....have a happy Tuesday everyone.

7 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What beautiful memories and pictures today. I loved sitting down for coffee with my Mom and chatting away. Sometimes it seems just like yesterday we talked. I think we Poor but Happy gals already do blog...we seem to always have something cheerful to say. Just like you shared today. Have a terrific Tuesday!

Teri said...

Peggy,
Memories are so wonderful ... And it always amazes me what can spark them ... a photo, a smell ...Love the quilts ... I have one from my granmother that is almost like the flower garden one. I don't keep it out much ... She was 99 when she passed ... So it is pretty old and frail ... but I do love the look of it.

Connie said...

Such fond memories. The double knit fabric never wears out! It's a good thing those quilts are so cute. You'll be able to keep them for a long time!

OneBigHappy said...

My grandmother was a maker of quilts. Even after arthritis made it painful to do, she would make quilts and sell them to raise money for her church in Tennessee. I remember going into her small house and the big rack would be suspended from the ceiling with a partially done quilt across it. I love to look at quilts, and they are the absolute best to sleep under. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

Annie Joy said...

Thank you for sharing the wonderful memories. My aunt is still making beautiful quilts -- she will be 100 on Halloween and is one of my "most admired women". Happy Tuesday! Annie Joy

Wanda said...

My mother and grandmother both were quilters. Mother actually made well over 100, I have some of them, which I treasure. Yours are lovely, Peggy!

Kynda said...

She did a great Charleston. Don't you think she would have loved Dancing with the Stars? She worked all the time. I was just thinking about her tamales tonight. . . love love