nowadays use the traditional colors less, and use prints more. But I want
to make sure that my boys get a "Sunshine and Shadow" quilt. I
don’t want to lose that. For the boys, I also like the "Log
Cabin" and the "Irish Chain" patterns. I hope to make three
quilts for my daughter and two for each of my three boys when they get
married. Grandmother has also been giving quilts to her grandchildren when
they turn 15 or 16.
I remember one
year there was a man who seemed to have gone to every house buying quilts.
So, although a quilt had sentimental value, some people parted with them
for the money. My grandmother parted with her quilts, and she was sorry
she did. Now, we can make quilts to sell. I’ll always hang onto my
mother’s "Sunshine and Shadow" quilt. My aunt pieced that one
together, and she’s not here anymore. It’s got sentimental value to me
and I’ll keep it.
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