Connie's Memory Quilt
by Connie Brown
(Castleton, VT. USA)
There are 72, 12" muslin squares, that I hand embroidered. I kept 10 for my personal memories and mailed out the other 62 to relatives and friends and asked them to autograph and draw a picture if they liked and when I got them back, I would embroider each one and make into a quilt.
I started it in 1981. It took 1 year to get all the squares back and another year to complete the quilt. (I was still working at the time).
I entered it in the Vermont State Fair and won a Blue Ribbon.
There are many online sites with information about the heritage of quilting in America. Some are excellent, containing well-researched scholarly information, such as The International Quilt Study and Museum at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.
Others, such as Block Central's Quilt Directory contain links to many fine sites that pertain not only to the history of quilts, but to other elements of quilting as well.