The Gerwe Quilt Caper

For Christmas in 1981, my mom and aunts decided to make something really special for my grandparents- a picture quilt depicting the story of our family. Each woman was responsible for a few blocks- they illustrated family history, the birth dates of all the family members, portraits of the next generation. After my grandmother passed away, the quilt hung on our living room wall and I would sit and look at all of the different squares, asking my mom to explain the family stories. It's probably my favorite object and I love this scrapbook they made to document the process. Next week my mom and I are planning on getting the quilt out to take a look and some pictures- it's been in storage for years. Can't wait to see it again.