Thursday, August 23, 2012

Cinder's Star Quilt

My girlfriends and I all live in different cities,
so a couple times a year we get together for
a "girls only" weekend.  There is always a little
gift exchange, something we make, bake,
grow, or find at a flea market or auction.  Nothing
expensive or new, just something that reminds us
of one another.  I have received several cookie
molds, baskets and dolly things over the years!
My girlfriends know me so well!  
Last year, Cindy (the quilter) was given this
hand pieced star, purchased at a farm auction
by Teresa for just a few dollars.  It was in
desperate need of some cleaning, repair and
of course finishing.  I remember we had a lively
discussion about the possible age of the star,
who had so loving hand pieced it, and wondered
 why it had been left unfinished.
Cinders set the star on a white background,
chose a red binding & spent endless hours
hand quilting it.  It is truly a beautiful quilt.
 We had a "girls" gathering in Kansas City 
a few weeks ago and Cinders gave the 
finished quilt back to Teresa.... 
Isn't that a great quilt story, and a
touching story of friendship!!!
Teresa and Cinders
Miss you, looking forward to next time!


  1. What a great story of friendship! The quilt is a beautiful piece. A true friend is just priceless!

  2. Wow, what a beautiful job she did on this. I can picture this in a large wooden frame as the focal point in a room.

  3. Beautiful quilt and beautiful story! That's something I think I would appreciate a lot about the old days, when people grew up in one place, the women sort of growing up together and sharing things like this. Good that you can make it happen no matter where you all live!

  4. Delightful story of friendship, Sherri!

    Hugs, Carolyn

  5. Beautiful! and I know from experience, the star is not easily pieced! At first I thought you were getting the quilt...

  6. great story, quilt quilt and great photo of you fun gals!

  7. Gorgeous quilt, my mother would never make a Lone Star quilt, supposedly if you started it you would likely never finish it and if you finished it you should give it away as it would be bad luck to keep it!

  8. I've never heard that, but I will tell Cindy and Teresa! In this case someone didn't finish the quilt and it's a good thing Cindy gave it away!!


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