Meet Lillie And Her Scrappy Stars

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This quilt was decades in the making, read the story at QuiltedJoy.com

I’ll be sharing more fun from the Ky State Fair soon but first I wanted to share the finished shots of Debbie’s Grandmother’s quilt.

The hardest part about this quilt was the 92 points along the outside edge of the quilt. Each one of those triangles needed the mitered corners turned front and back. I took me MUCH longer than I had anticipated but I think the effect is stunning, don’t you?

This quilt was decades in the making, read the story at QuiltedJoy.com

This quilt was decades in the making, read the story at QuiltedJoy.comOne of the most fascinating things about quilting is the connection I feel with the makers of the quilt tops as I spend hours putting stitches and final touches in their tops.

Let me introduce you to the maker of this quilt top, Lillie Mae McMahan Beaver. She was born 2/3/1898 and died 7/25/63.  Lillie is Debbie’s paternal grandmother and she died when Debbie was only 7.

Debbie doesn’t remember her grandmother very well since she was so young when Lillie passed away. However, this quilt is now a link between these two women and I’m honored that I got to be a part of linking the past with the present.

This quilt was decades in the making, read the story at QuiltedJoy.com

Take a look at that little boy in the photo. He is Debbie’s father! William A Beaver, Jr he lived from 1935-2005.

This quilt was decades in the making, read the story at QuiltedJoy.comThis quilt was decades in the making, read the story at QuiltedJoy.com

Debbie tells me the Lillie moved to the valley in the 40’s and owned the grocery store. She was a mother, homemaker, and, obviously a talented quilter!

 

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