" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???

The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth." Isaiah 40:28

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10

Jesus said,
"For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

But if you do not forgive men their sins,
your Father will not forgive your sins." Matthew 6:14,15

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Another treasure !

After washing this quilt and hanging it on the clothesline to dry, I got a new appreciation for it's simple beauty.

One year when the holidays were getting close, my girlfriend, Jodie, asked me what I would like for
Christmas.  Knowing her huge stash of fabric, I told her that I would just like to have the fabric for a "Burgoyne Surrounded" quilt.  As I recall, others in our guild were teaching and making their own versions of this pattern.  Well, she said that she'd go one better than that.  Not only would she give me all the fabric needed for that quilt, but she would hold an all-day quilting day at her house wherein I could get the quilt top cut out and mostly pieced.  (Actually, I'm reminded, she even cut me out all the strips for the quilt-top, herself !)

I was thrilled !   She gave me this navy scissors fabric and a white solid cotton, the makings for the most classic Burgoyne.  Hanging here, it reminds me of the old woven coverlets from days gone by.  We had a fabulous day of cutting, piecing, laughing and eating (her hubby, Gary, always provided a scrumptious dinner for anyone spending the day there !)  Oh, what wonderful memories I have of our get-togethers in that house on Madeleine Drive.

Thanks, Jodie Ann !  Wish I could be there now that you're retired to help you pull all those quilts out of your imagination and under the needle !


  1. this is lovely...but even more was the story of that special time with your friend and her amazing gift

  2. oh my gosh i forgot how beautiful that was. yeah, girlie i miss you too and all of our get togethers oh my we all had fun didn't we
    wow. lov ya jodie

  3. This is a beautiful quilt and even more so for the friends that helped make the memories you will treasure forever!

  4. What a beautiful quilt. And what a sweet memory.

  5. I always love this quilt! It looks great hanging out there! Wish we all could get together like that again "Jodie Ann" is always most generous :)

  6. Such a pretty one, and the memories make it even more cherished. I like the simplicity of it.


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