By: Karen Goad
I don’t have photos of the very first quilts I made. I made my first quilt 37 years ago. I didn’t really know what I was doing and did a horrible job on them. About 20 years ago I started to keep photos of the quilts as that is when I really got serious and making more than one a year – that is also when I actually started to learn the correct way to make them although I didn’t have the good sense to use good fabric! This quilt that I made back in 1991 is taped to the floor for basting. I have no close up of the quilting done. My younger daughter has this quilt and it is completely worn out. I used cheap inexpensive fabric and she literally washed the cheap batting out of it!! This quilt went though the baby years with her – the grandchildren who are now 11 and 9 vomited up on this quilt god knows how many times – they were both sickly babies going through bad asthma for several years. She must have been washing this quilt once a week for 4 years! The border of this quilt is completely falling apart now and it is folded up and put on a shelf in the closet!
Stirrup skinny leg pants and 10 pounds lighter! wow who is that woman in that photo – I look like my daughter