Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Grandma Nace's Quilt

This picture of my Great-Grandma Nace hangs in my living room.

Sulmena (also spelled Sulmana and Sulmenia) Frances Spence Nace

In my living room, I also keep a quilt that she made when she was young. I don't know how old it is, but it's well over a hundred. Grandma Nace died in 1945, several months before was born.

All the stitches were done by hand, and all the fabric is cotton. It's lined with a light layer of cotton batting, so it must have been made as a summer quilt. A quilter once told me the pattern is called "Drunkard's Path."

Anyhow, when I touch this quilt, I touch my past.

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