This Mariner’s Compass quilt top was donated to the shop where I volunteer—isn’t it striking? We’re quilting it now as a future raffle quilt, and it’s already drawing a lot of attention.
I’m a history buff, and my love of antique quilts comes from that, I’m sure. Regarding shop donations, so often we have no idea who created them. They often come from estates being settled or homes being downsized, and I so wish I knew the names of the women who created beauties like this. I’d like to be able to tell her what it will mean to all the lives touched as the shop is able to continue to support the seniors who consign their handmade goods, thanks to the generosity of heirs and the talented artisans who cared enough to make beauty out of scraps of fabric. And all the visitors—especially the young people who’ve never seen hand quilting done—who will be enriched by seeing this gorgeous creation.
Thank you, unknown quilter and family members. You’ve made the world a better place.