The ramblings from a small quilt shop on the South Islands West Coast of New Zealand

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Quilt Not Forgotten

A couple of weeks ago I received an e mail that was titled ‘ A quilt Not Forgotten’.  I didn’t recognise the sender but took a risk and opened the e mail.  The writer of the e mail said that a few years ago she attended an exhibition and remembered talking to me001 about one of my original designs, Jacobean Therapy.  I had made the quilt while recovering from a touch of PTSD after one of my pupils had ‘bashed’ me.  The Jacobean style was one which I was familiar with and because this entire quilt was hand stitched and quilted 003with mostly hearts I found it slowly helped heal my thoughts with each stitch, hence it’s name.008

010Jacobean Therapy never won any major award but has received special mention at one quilt show for the hand quilting (I’m quite proud of that).

Anyway, back to the story.  The writer wrote that004 at the time she really wanted to buy the quilt but she and her husband were in a rush and I didn’t have an ATM or the like close by. So the lady and her husband left me feeling really rather pleased with the lovely compliments I had just received.

007Well as I said that was a few years ago and I had forgotten the whole episode until the e mail arrived. Well… over the last couple of weeks there have been many emails and today a bank draft arrived.  Woo hoo, my therapy is going over the seas to live in Montreal – how exciting!!  If only I could take it there personally.005

I hope you have a great day and find solace in your stitching when needed.


a name Miche'le


  1. way to go Miche'le,
    how good is that! it's a beautiful quilt and I'm sure that the new owner will cherish it.
    good on you,

  2. It is a beautiful quilt Miche'le, gee you must be feeling so darn good....

  3. What a wonderful story Miche'le, congratulations on your sale and on making such a beautiful quilt.

  4. Beautiful quilt and I love how you embellished it with the beads ...

  5. Well done Miche'le. so glad it is going to a loving home!
    I love happy endings!!XX

  6. How lovely that all this time later she managed to trace you and get the quilt which really spoke to her. Wonderful!

  7. How great is that! Just goes to show when one wants something enough, they will eventually get it! It's gorgeous!
    xx, shell


Thankyou so much for popping by and leaving a comment. I enjoy reading your thoughts and ideas and will get back to you if needed, hugs - Miche'le

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