A stack of Christmas Quilts

THOUGHTS ALONG THE WAY:
My year long project - "2013 - The Year of the Christmas Quilt" is gaining traction. Five quilts are done, the other 10 tops are ready and waiting! Here are the finished quilts on my husband's family chest. Ironically, I am having separation issues already. Since these quilts are a surprise for my family, I have told only my youngest daughter Rebecca, my fellow traveler down this quilting path, about the project. Daughter Jamie is soon to arrive with her family and I had planned to send the finished quilts and tops to a friend's house for maximum secrecy but I find I cannot be parted from them at this time. I am planning to take as many as are done to Illinois in October to another friend's house for storage until the giveaway day on Thanksgiving, bring the rest with me Thanksgiving weekend but I am also finding myself reluctant to separate the tribe! What a goof! More details to follow as the finished quilt pile grows!

11/1/2013 The fifteen quilts are done!

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Comment by carla j walton on November 24, 2013 at 10:00am

wow, finally took the time to look at all of your Christmas quilts and as far as that goes all of your quilts. what a grand and wonderous thing you have done. this will be the prized possession under all the tree's this year. congrats on completing them all. wow.

Comment by Riana Noyes on November 13, 2013 at 8:44am

Congratulations!! Looking forward to viewing the individual quilts on your page :)

Comment by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on November 11, 2013 at 10:38pm

Thanks ladies!  Yes, I do have a cedar chest and gave my daughters each cedar chests as well.  I know Becky in Texas keeps all her quilts in the cedar chest but not sure about Jamie in California.  Funny you mention "petting them when the need arises" Riana.  I go into my sewing room and visit them everyday.  I will give them all away in 17 days and I am beginning to experience some separation anxiety.  But since they are going to family members, I can visit the quilts when I visit them.  All of these families have received at least one other quilt from me (some like my daughters have more than one - Becky is the current leader in that) so I visit my quilt children always and my family indulges me. Carolyn, I am too worn out too do the in-laws!  In fact, I counted the other day and with these, I have made 132 quilts in 40 years, 20 of which were Christmas quilts.  Think I will do some other holiday for awhile!  Thanks ladies for your kind words.  Ginnie

Comment by Riana Noyes on August 7, 2013 at 8:44am

Do you have a cedar chest to store them in. No one will see them to ruin surprise, but you'll still be able to "pet" them when the need arrises:)

Comment by Carolyn Hoxton on August 7, 2013 at 7:12am

I think these are wonderful, and what a great gift to receive, bet your husband's family will be wanting them, too, if they find out.  I would.  Very talented, for sure. you are a nice looking lady, what a nice smile you have!

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