Monday, May 14, 2018

Sharing Quilts

I got permission to share my friend, Susan McDermott's, wonderful personal quilts.


 Susan writes:
"Over There" was a commemorative quilt to honor her Father- In- Law who served in WWI.
The center of the quilt is the flag families put in their windows to show they had a son in the war. Owen’s father was raised in an orphanage so no one had a flag for him. I made it to commemorate 100 years since America entered the war, 1917.
 The backing is just amazing with photos and memories of Frank McDermott. 
I love everything about this quilt!

Susan showed me the next quilt last summer and I asked her if I could share it on my blog and she said when she got a better photo. Well, I finally got that photo! 
The name of the quilt is 29. 29 boxes plus the two with our little badges.


Each green box represents a year. Each black square represents one mountain hiked, one of the 48 4000 footers in NH.
The two red patches are what Owen and I earned from the AMC for our efforts.
The top says McDermott, right....New Hampshire, bottom....1987-2015 and the left....4000 footers.
On the back I have a copy of our application to the AMC to be admitted in to the 4000 footers club. Just received certificates which will also go on the back.
It took a long time to make this quilt and a long time to hike the mountains.....29 years.


Susan did the wonderful quilting as well.

I just love it! The very first time I met Susan, her and her husband were just returning from a hike! I don't know if it was one of these, but I liked her hiking spunk.

Great job on the hikes, Susan and Owen and the lovely commemorative  quilt, Susan. Thanks for letting me share them on my blog.

12 comments:

  1. Good for both of you! Thanks for sharing these wonderful quilts.

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  2. I saw them in person and they were fabulous!

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  3. fabulous quilts, such powerful stories stitched into them. Thanks for sharing them.

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  4. Both quilts are wonderful and so interesting! They both commemorate special historic events. What a great idea!

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  5. How wonderful. It's good to see quilts that commemorate something in our lives. Hmmm, has got me thinking.

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  6. Your friends quilt for her father-in-law is truly beautiful. What a wonderful tribute in his remembrance!

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  7. Oh, I love these quilts! So glad to see the back of Over There :) Susan is amazing!

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  8. Two fabulous quilts ! Thank you for sharing and.... Bravo Susan !!

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  9. Two wonderful commemorative quilts! The top one stirs emotions, the second one stirs memories. When my daughter and her hubby lived in NH, he had a goal to earn one of those 4000 Footers patches. One of the times I was back there visiting, her hubby went hiking for a few days to knock off a couple of the peaks. But we got a call a couple of days in--he had a badly sprained ankle, and had barely made it to a spot where she could actually drive up the mountain to pick him up.
    Alas, they didn't live there long enough for him to accomplish his goal.

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  10. Thanks for sharing! I have also hiked the 4,000 footers of New Hampshire and know what an achievement that is! It took me many years as well, partly because I was not living in New England for many years.

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