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Have you ever made a quilt? I have. It's one of the most therapeutic and
calming things I've ever done. And I had a huge sense of accomplishment
when I finished.
Both of my grandmothers made quilts, my mama did, and my aunt Jeannie did.
I loved to open that big box at Christmastime knowing it was a quilt that
one of them had made. I was so flattered that after all the time and energy
they had spent on that quilt, they had selected me to receive it. Even as a
young girl, I knew a quilt was a gift I would cherish always.
Back when I was living at home, I remember during the winter months Mama
would set up her sewing machine in the living room over by the window. At
night when we'd all be in there watching TV after supper, Mama would be
over at her sewing machine, making another quilt from the scraps left over
from a dress or blouse she had made for one of us earlier.
Then, when she had sewn all the squares sewn together, she'd lay the
batting on the living room floor, lay the quilted piece on top of that, and
then start tacking it down. When that was completed, she'd sew the border
around it. Then it was finished. All that remained was for Mama to decide
who would be the proud recipient of her precious handiwork which
represented so many hours of love.
I feel very blessed to have received one of Mama's quilts. I sleep under it
every night I'm home. It doesn't match the fancy comforter we bought in Los
Angelos, but it feels better than anything you can imagine. Just because I
know my mama made it just for me.
When Daddy's mother died in 1950, one year before my sister Alice was born,
Mama got the trunk that held all of the quilts, china, crystal, silverware,
and knickknacks that Grandma had collected during her lifetime. Mama
discovered that Grandma's trunk also included a few quilt pieces that she
had started but had never finished. My sister Susie eventually wound up
with those quilt pieces and we all figured she would finish them out and
keep them for herself.
But as only Susie would do, she cut the makings of the quilt into four
squares, had them quilted, put a picture of Grandma McEntire and a
descripion of the quilt ogether, and had them framed for Alice's, my
brother Pake's, and my Christmas present.
That's how thoughtful Susie is. She could have kept the quilt for herself,
but, instead, she shared with her brother and sisters something so special,
which had belonged to a woman none of us had ever met. That's part of
That's also the charm of a quilt. Like a mother, it wraps its arms around
you-sosoft, yet so sturdy, and so comforting. In my grandma's time the
sewing of a quilt would bring friends and neighbors together, and in
quilting circles today that lovely tradition continues. Now we live in a
time when so many women do not even have a sewing machine in their home and
when country quilts hang in the fanciest boutiques and galleries selling as
"decorative art." That would sure give my grandma and her circle a good
laugh and more than a few shakes of the head.
Can you just imagine the visiting, the stories, and the fellowship that
have gone on during the making of all the wonderful quilts through the
years? And can you imagine all the children who have been tucked in
securely underneath them in their beds night after night? And us adults
That's what you call "comfort from a country quilt." I hope this book is as
comforting to you as my mama's quilt has always been to me. Like a quilt,
this book is made up of small pieces of material-some of my favorite
stories, memorable experiences, and more than a few opinions-written,
rather than sewn, from the stuff of my life. I have stitched these pieces
together with my sincere hope that you will find the "quilt" of a book
friendly, warm, and enjoyable, something you can turn to for comfort and
entertainment and for sharing with friends and family.
So grab your favorite quilt, wra up, get comfortable, and enjoy.
From me to you.
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