About 60 miles down the road

Jump in the car, drive about 60 miles down the road and you’ll  get the concept of how far the tornado took Jeaneane’s quilt.  Judging by what that tornado did to her house the chances of a quilt making it that far in one piece must be a million to one!

Jeaneane’s mother-in-law was 91 when she made these quilt blocks.  She made some of the blocks upside down so she never finished the quilt, she just put the blocks in a box.  When Jeaneane found the box there were only19 blocks, so she had the  20th block embroidered with information about her mother in law.

I know Jeaneane’s story has touched all our hearts.  I am so thankful and proud to say I’m a quilter aren’t you?  We make so much more than just quilts.  Each one is a piece of us and a part of our lives.   We’re a special community of people for sure.

Ina, one of my sweet readers, had the great idea of making quilt blocks for Jeaneane.  If you’d like to join in doing this, make a 8″ x 8″ finished block from fabric similar to Kansas Troubles (this is one of Jeaneane’s favorite lines). You can make any 8″ x 8″ finished block you’d like and Jeaneane can add them to her Tisket a Tasket quilt when she makes it.  Or, make a block from Tisket A Tasket for Jeaneane!  Send everything to me and  I’ll make sure she gets them.  You’ll find my address on my website under “Order Info”.

I’ll be updating you with Jeaneane’s progress as I hear from her.  Thanks for all of your comments on my last post.  I loved reading each one and I’m sure Jeaneane did too!




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  • Loris Mills - This is such a beautiful story and such a beautiful quilt! I love the upside down baskets. It seems that must have frustrated the quilter doing it…maybe why they were put aside…but they look great and add interest. We can make a note to ourselves about this when we make our own ‘unplanned’ changes to quilt plans. This is such a treasure. We are all thrilled it is back in the family’s home.ReplyCancel

  • ina - Quilter’s, by their very nature, are givers. We are always making something for those we love or those we know need love. ;0

    Anne, you have always been so generous to your readers. I’m just following your lead…ReplyCancel

  • mimi'sdarlins - Anne, what a beautiful quilt, and that it still looks like new after what it went through! I just think it was meant to fall into the (yard) hands of this beautiful woman who made sure it was returned to Jeaneane. I think the upside down baskets add to the charm :) I love that you are collecting blocks for her Tisket A Tasket quilt and hope you will get a huge response from your readers. I’m sure Jeaneane will be so touched by this gesture.ReplyCancel

  • DeAnna - Wonderful idea!ReplyCancel

  • Tomorrow is Miss Lily Day! - […] readers have done a block for Jeanneane!  If you want to know what I’m talking about read this post from August 15th.  And now that I have several blocks in my hand I’ve decided to make this […]ReplyCancel

  • Cindy - I have been reading this story today 28th November2011 and just found these original post about this amazing story of the Quilt WITH A LABEL!!!!!!!!!. How important was all this imfo on this Quilt.
    The Story is truly amazing and it is fantastic that Jeanane got this quilt back.
    Beautiful story, thanks so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Lilia - Such a touching story – I’m in! I’ll be sending my block along. Thanks for posting aout it.ReplyCancel