Thursday, May 25, 2017


Sheila sent us pictures of her beautiful quilts and said: "Quilting has been a big part of my life for close to 60 years.  When I was pregnate with out 5th back in the early 60's, my grandmother sent me some small embroidered blocks that my mother had done for my younger brother, but had never quilted.  She was hoping quilting would click (it did) as crocheting hadn't, (but it and knitting did later on). I sat in the swing and quilted that top in my lap, using a piece of flannel for batting.  I knew nothing.  I learned from books from the library, since I was already married and away from home and family by then.  When my son, David, was grown and married and a father of their daughter, I passed that quilt along to her, touching 5 generations."

The first quilt, she made the Feathered Star for her oldest grandaughter, Stephanie, to take to college.  She picked out the pattern and fabric.

The second quilt, was Reach for the Stars, made for David and Theresa's wedding in 1990 when they were on their was to Houston to work for NASA.

The Third was: North Carolina Lily, she always loved the red and green quilts.

The Fourth is: Mama's Garden Baskets.  Two of these blocks were her mom's embroidery patterns, the Tulips and the Roses.

The Fifth Quilt is: New York Beauty or Rocky Road.  She did this one all by hand.  She didn't do the Wing Rose on the wall, I bought that one.

The Sixth Quilt: Dear Bridey, done in memory of her grandmother, Mary Bridget.  Some of the quilt patterns that she had done, and other blocks and photos relating to her life.

Quilt Seven is: Feathered Star.

Quilt Eight: Bryan Family Album of Memories, telling the story of the women in our family.

Quilt Nine: Bryan Family Album Quilt.

I thank Sheila for sending us the pictures and telling us about her beautiful quilts.  It is so very kind of her.  They are all beautiful.


Tom said...

...they all are lovely.

Bonnie said...

I am so Happy to see Sheila's quilts on here. She is a lovely lady and it shows in the beauty of her quilts. Bonnie

Vanssmomc said...

Good morning Marilyn, these quilts are exquisite. I am so in awe of the quilters, their work is so amazing to me. Thanks to Sheila for sharing her beautiful workmanship with us. Cathy in Webster

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Tom,

They are, aren't they.


New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Bonnie,

I am happy to have Sheila's quilts on. So glad she allowed us to put them on. She is a very lovely lady.


Anonymous said...

Quilts are beautiful. Such talent to have.
I envy anyone that makes quilts.

PS it is cold here in MO, in the 40's

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Cathy,

The quilts are exquisite. All the quilters are amazing to me, too. I thank Sheila, too, for allowing us to put these on. Her workmanship is really beautiful.


New York State Of Mind said...

Goo Morning Jodie,
The quilts are really beautiful. I envy everyone that cam kae quilts, too.


Vickie said...

Wow Sheila! I am so very, very impressed! You taught yourself very, very well. Lovely work.

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Vickie,
She did teach herself very, very well. I am so impressed with her quilts, too.


Heritage Hall said...

Sheila is quite prolific...and her quilts beyond exquisite.
Bless her for sharing them with us....

Anonymous said...

Lovely quilts! Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Carol

Sheila said...

Thank you to Everybody for your kind comments, and to Marilyn for showing them. These are just a few of probably hundreds that have kept me busy through the years.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Shelia,
You deserve all the compliments and comments you received. What a beautiful way to keep you busy. I really appreciate your sending us the pictures of your quilts.


Sheila said...

Thank you again, Marilyn,


dynnamae n said...

Beatiful quilts, Sheila. Anyone receiving one is very blessed, in my opinion. Thanks for sharing them.