This quilt was made from feed sacks and recycled clothing in the 1930s. My grandfather was a baptist preacher in New England. During the depression his little church came to the point where they could no longer pay him so he had to leave for another place. The women of the church made this quilt as a going away gift. It is signed with all the church member's names, including several from our family. The layers are not quilted at all and I don't think there is a batting layer between top and bottom. The back is the green cotton fabric common in quilting at the time.
When I was growing up we all had my grandmother's quilts on our beds. In high school I had a crazy quilt on my bed that was starting to tear and fall apart. We used to try to sew it back together. I don't know what happened to it.
The next day, as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the housetop about the sixth hourto pray. And he became hungry and wanted something to eat, but while they were preparing it, he fell into a trance and saw the heavens opened and something like a great sheet descending, being let down by its four corners upon the earth. In it were all kinds of animals and reptiles and birds of the air. And there came a voice to him: “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.”But Peter said, “By no means, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean.” And the voice came to him again a second time, “What God has made clean, do not call common.”This happened three times, and the thing was taken up at once to heaven. -Acts 10:9-16
I took photos all through 2007-09 for Project 365 to post at least one photo a day. Now that my oldest son is in the Air Force we are using this photo blog to share our adventures with him across the miles.