My quilt happen to be on the top of a small pile right next to this crazy quilt that I admired at the show. It turns out that this crazy quilt is an heirloom of the farm. I was told with great regret that the owner of the farm never did ask her mother before she passed on what the story was behind the quilt. Nonetheless I told her its just gorgeous!
Ya also remember how I admired the signature cogwheel quilt? Well, I found out from the owner of the farm that it was her aunt's quilt. Her aunt had left Ohio to teach school in the state of Washington. After many years later the aunt fell ill from old age and returned to Ohio. Upon her return the town that became her home in Washington made her the quilt, and signed the blocks so that she would not forget the people she was leaving behind.
I have to say that hearing about the stories beind both quilts was part of the highlight of my day. Even though there was not much of a story to the crazy quilt. The other half was when the owner of the farm pointed out the newspaper page she had pinned to the wall of the barn. It was Sunday's paper, and I was floored to see mine and Pat's quilts right there in print.
What a thrill! And what a highlight to a busy day!