Passed down through the family.

Sue Meggenhofen brought me her antique quilt top to be quilted.  Her quilt top has cinnamon pink, plaids, stripes, indigo and depression blues.  Sue said this quilt top was given to her grandmother as a baby gift in 1904 and has been passed down through the generations.  Sue decided the quilt needed to be quilted.  I was honored that she trusted me with this heirloom because I love to bring quilts to life with my quilting.  The quilt maker would rather the quilt be finished and used instead of stored away.  Some of the stars had come loose and needed repaired before quilting.  I quilted in the ditch to stabilize the hand stitches and added simple designs.  For the age of the quilt the fabrics were in great shape.  Sue will add a label to the back for future generations to know the history.  Many believe that a hand pieced quilt top should be hand quilted, but I also believe quilt tops should be finished so they can be enjoyed.  So if you have a quilt top stored away, I say get it out and get it finished!

About Quilting by Martha

Around the Vine Quilting Studio is a smoke and pet free computerized quilting studio located in Fairland, Indiana. I am experienced with many styles of quilting and welcome you to contact me for more information about my quilting services.
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