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Monday, July 23, 2007

My First Quilt: Cynthia M-R

Cynthia M-R writes:

I made this quilt in 1977 for my son Donald. My pregnancy was a difficult one and I spent 2 months in the hospital. With much time on my hands I made this hand sewn cathedral window quilt, from a book called Golden Hands. It truly was a labour of love and with every stitch he grew stronger within. Don was born June 28, 1977 weighing in at 7 lbs 6 oz and 2 inches short of two feet at birth! He's now 6'2" and I've remained 5'2...eyes of blue.

As I looked over the stitches made all those years ago I smiled, I've improved with age. At that time I knew nothing of quilting nor did I even think of the coverlet as a quilt. My fabric was polyester/cotton, very popular in its day and was purchased at Mara's Fabric Store in the old Covent Garden Market some 30 years ago.

Quilts are memories stitched in time and when I look at this quilt I think of my Donny and in his pram, covered with this labour of love.

Thanks Cynthia! Cynthia is of course our guild president for the 2007-8 term.

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