I grew up in a quilting household. There was always a quilt in the frame in my house. My mom's parents were both quilters. My Gramma quilted with the church ladies at Zion Lutheran Church in St. Louis, MO regularly. This is a photo taken of that group of ladies around 1960. Gramma is second from the left.
I don't have any photos of my Grampa actually quilting, but this is one of the quilts (in the Hearts and Gizzards pattern) which he hand-pieced and left for me to finish. It was the first time I ever hand-quilted something. I put it into my hope chest and used it for both of my babies. They were boys, but the color didn't matter to me because it was so special to have it.
This is my mother with one of the baby quilts she was famous for making. She made many quilts during her lifetime so this picture is special to me, as it is the only quilty picture I have of her.
And this is me! I'm Sandy.
I grew up in St. Louis with my seven siblings and lived there, with the exception of a few short years, my entire life until moving to Huntsville, AL to be closer to our grandchildren. I home-schooled my two sons, Adam and Aaron from baby through high school and then continued being a stay-at-home mom. I have been married to Sweet Adorable Hubby, Philip, for almost 40 years. I am Gramma to Noah, Gavin, and Aidan and MIL to Brandy.
Besides quilting and spending time with the grands I love to read, knit, and play around with photography.
Quilting has become my real passion. Every quilt I make is special, and I hope they bring joy to the people who receive them. I wish I had time to make a quilt for every single family member and dear friend in my life. And I often think about how proud of me my mother and my grand-parents would be, if only they could see the quilts I make and how much I enjoy making them.
A big "Thank You" to Vicki at 2 Bags Full for organizing the Grow Your Blog Party. I hope you will check out her blog as well as some of the other bloggers participating.
I have to apologize to anyone who left a comment for me. Somehow I deleted all the published comments, and I feel bad about that. I really appreciate comments, so I will be careful not to do that again.