Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday Quilt Day
A Tribute to Mrs. Wiggles Thoughts and Things: Years ago I was browsing through an antique store in the town that I live in. I noticed a stack of fabric sitting on a table tied loosley with string. Looking closer I discovered it to be old quilt blocks. The shop owner said that the family of Mrs. Wiggles had just brought in several pieces of their mothers estate. She had recently passed away and her children were cleaning out her home and her possessions. I snatched up the quilt blocks excited about my newly discovered find. Yet, I felt sad, sad for Mrs Wiggles. How could her family so easily give up such a treasure? Something so beautifully done by their mother!
Each quilt block was sewn from different scraps of fabric. I know each scrap had a story to tell. One piece from an old dress, one from old curtains, another from outgrown childrens clothes.
In a way I feel honored to have Mrs. Wiggles quilt blocks. I sewed them together and had it machine quilted. This special quilt hangs on the back on my chair in my bedroom.
Thanks Mrs. Wiggles


  1. What a beautiful quilt, Joy! I can't understand someone giving up something as precious as that, either--mind boggling! I'm sure Mrs. Wiggles would be honored by what you've done with her work...

    Hope your week is off to a great start!


  2. Well, it certainly ended up with the right person and I think that would have pleased Mrs. Wiggles very much! It is really beautiful! Come say hi :D

  3. I'm sure Mrs. Wiggles is smiling down to see how beautifully you finished her quilt.

  4. What a treasure! I'm always surprised when I see things like this for sale. You've made it a new heirloom for your family. Mimi