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How #Quilting Evokes #Military Life by @EdieMelson

How #Quilting Evokes #Military Life by @EdieMelson

I come from a long line of quilters—not the artistic kind—the make-do-and-keep-you-warm kind. I have quilts from grandmothers, great grandmothers, aunts and numerous others further up the ancestor line. My family tree is dotted with pioneering individuals who left a patchwork legacy that warms my heart even today. The quilts I have are beautiful, but not the prize-winning kind you’d see in books or at competitions. While the stitches are strong and neat and the colors pleasing, it’s the end product that inspires me most. Even with the focus of practicality, there’s individuality and creativity in the placement and pattern choices. These amazing women found a way to use old clothing and scraps of fabric to bring warmth and color to bleak winter nights. And their legacy is still affecting family generations removed. “Thank you for providing the booklet, Strength for Helping ...

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