There were two quilt shows on Saturday, and by the end of the day I was bushed. But there was a nice surprise at second of the two shows, hosted by the Metropolitan Patchwork Society at the Beaverton Library. I turned the corner and saw this beautiful red, white and green quilt and I thought, "That looks familiar."
It looked very much like one of the quilts in my book, a rescue quilt. The only difference was the cornerstones, nine-patches in the original and stars in the new one. Then I read the tag.
How awesome is that? I loved what Wilma said about being 96. She figured she'd best get going on the project. A New York Beauty was on her bucket list. So, with the help of her daughter she completed this beauty.
As it turned out, Wilma was there with her daughter, and I met them both. What a delightful surprise!
I love knowing quilt makers can look at my book and make a quilt, even if there isn't a pattern. That's one thing I really wanted the book to do. Thank you to Wilma and her daughter for making my day!