Friday, January 13, 2012


Grandma’s Friendship Quilt hid
in the loft for years
was a lasting masterpiece
of a time of simplicity,
when people mattered, families
were large, and neighbors
would lend a helping hand.

Each patchwork square designed
by women engineers was
a living picture of pain,
joy and plans, overcoming
trials with faith and needles,
they traded patterns like
bubble gum cards.

Around the quilting bee, young
girls stitched the Double
Wedding Ring and dreamed
of the boys they would marry,
their lasting marks embroidered
on each homemade quilt was
a keepsake for future daughters.
--Brenda Kay Ledford

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