A Quilt Is Not Just a Quilt

When Grandmother Hubbard gave me the first quilt she ever made, I learned every handmade quilt has a story.

This weekend my mother-in-law, Frances Layton, gave us the quilt she made when she was pregnant with my husband.

She told us the pattern is Rose of Sharon. The most sewing I do is to replace a loose button back on a garment, and I'm in awe of women who sew and quilt. The attention to detail on every petal and stitch is amazing.

I won't tell you how old this quilt is, but it has stood the test of time. It is beautiful and a true work of art. Every time I look at it, I will think of the love Mrs. Layton put into a quilt for her child who had not even been born yet.