When I was in North Carolina, Jeff’s mom surprised me with a gift. We were sitting on the sofa one afternoon, chatting, and she leaned forward to get out of her chair. “Come with me. I have a gift for you. It’s a thank you for helping Jeff finish his Masters degree.” I followed her into her bedroom and she pulled an antique blue & white coverlet off of a quilt rack. She folded it over carefully and handed it to me. “I’ve always loved this and I know you’ll love it, too. It has your name all over it.”
In fact, I had always admired that very coverlet and it was such a lovely, thoughtful gift. Maybe the best gift she could’ve given me.
I realized later that Jeff’s mom giving me an antique textile when Jeff graduates has become a bit of a tradition! She gave me an antique crazy quilt from her family when he got his undergrad degree.
Of course, she didn’t need to give me anything at all for either occasion, but she did and I accepted them.
The coverlet is in beautiful condition and it’s so well made.
It does have initials on one corner, but is not dated. I would guess it’s 1800’s, which is just crazy to think that something that old is folded over the ottoman in our living room.
And, what do you know? It looks perfectly at home there.
It has someone else’s initials on it, but it certainly does have my name all over it.
PS – I just learned that my fabric is available on Fabric.com, in case you haven’t been able to find it at a local quilting shop! You can purchase it HERE.