Though the pace of quilting has slowed in our community, recently we made two baby quilts for new arrivals.
Baby Henry's daddy Logan is the son of Libby(now departed, alas) who was one of the mainstays of our community, especially in quilting.
And Baby Zeno's mama Anna is the daughter of the same woman. Anna was also the recipient of one of our first baby quilts.
Both quilts were co-organized by their sister Jennifer -- who has inherited her mother's talent for quilting --
and by Peggy -- who's been a part of our community quilting from the beginning..
The shower was like a noisy homecoming -- many of our long time quilters, and, in some cases, their, husbands, children, and grandchildren as well.
And the last (not exactly unexpected though we always try to keep it secret) package is the quilt, made by loving hands.
It's a big moment too for all who worked on the quilt and may not have seen the finished product.
Zeno's quilt depicts his mother's farm -- her dad took pictures of the different features and the quilters each tried to reproduce in fabric and thread the different areas. And then Jennifer and Peggy pieced it all together.
Zeno slept through most of the party. There were plenty of aunties, honorary and otherwise, eager to hold him.
Henry stuck with mama.
Later, Zeno's quilt was hung in a separate room so it could be viewed up close.
The farm and the road connecting house, barn, and yurt . . .
The stream and the rustic bridge . . .
The beagle . . .
Goats . . .
The sign on the barn . . .
The yurt -- used as an Airbnb . . .
Ducks . . .
The house . . .
A gate . . .
Baby Henry's quilt was a traditional design in beautiful soft colors with a pop of red.
Such a joyful occasion -- so full of memories and so good to see the tradition going on.