I"m currently reading "Sarah's Quilt" by Nancy E. Turner. It took me a bit to get "into character" but once I was - I was hooked! I'm really enjoying it! Of course I have no idea what Sarah's Quilt has to do with the story YET! And I see there is a follow-up book out this month to it, I can't wait to get it! That one is called "The Star Garden". (Hmm, looks like there was a book that comes before Sarah's Quilt too).
Anyway, as I was reading I came across a passage that I really loved. (By the way - is that not just the cutest picture above!)
Pulling down a quilt is like opening a package. All you see is the white
underneath, and then as soon as you get it down, there are all the colors.
Just think of all the images, designs and feelings those words bring to you! And all the thoughts of quilts made by hand in small houses by lamp light. Making quilts for warmth and comfort. Quilting out of scaps for necessity, and quilting bees as social gatherings. Can you imagine HAVING to make a quilt and finding time to do it in order to stay warm. Its probably why I love antique utilitarian quilts so much!
What more is there to say!