Sarah Palmers Quilt

Last week I received a box of fabric in the mail. It turned out to be a treasure chest. Inside were some precious and history laden personal items. A shirt made of pineapple fiber. 2 pieces of cloth hand woven by the Ifugao tribeswomen of the Phillipines. And a much used (and obviously loved) quilt made by the grandmother of the woman who sent the box. Her grandmother was Sarah Palmer and she made the quilt for her hope chest. She started the quilt when she was 15 and finished it 2 months before she got married to the man she would be with for over 70 years.

I made a couple of potholders from a piece of the quilt and the woven fabric in exchange for the fabric. There another small wall hanging that I think I’m going to use in a quilt. And I’m still thinking about how to use the rest of the treasures.

5 thoughts on “Sarah Palmers Quilt

  1. I love these potholders made w/ soft colors and pieces of an old quilt. In fact, I wish they were mine right now! Just fabulous, Maria.

  2. Maria, What a wonderful gift that box of fabric was! I love that you made potholders from the quilt. Must have been so hard for that woman to part with her grandmother’s quilt. Pls. keep us posted on the progress you make with this quilt.
    Love your work.


  3. Thoughtful and interesting, thank you. I grew up in manilla but moved to america at such a young age I barely remember anything apart from the delicious food. I finally found some authentic Filipino recipes if you want to take a look, I thought I’d share it with you!

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