My Grandmother made this quilt for me sometime in the 70's. She called one day and said she had a surprise for me. When I got to her house she showed me this quilt and said "I just learned how to make this quilt and I want to give it to you."
My Grandmother made this quilt for me about 50 years ago. She was trying to make one for all of her granddaughters, but her her arthritis and failing eyesight prevented her from finishing the job. I have wonderful memories of time spent with my Grandmother and the quilt she made for me.
I purchased this small quilt from the Gee's Bend Collective when Stephanie and I drove the ladies home from their first visit to Decatur.This quilt was made by Lucy Witherspoon. She was one of the four ladies who visited with us last year. When we were looking at all of the beautiful quilted items, I knew I wanted something done by one of the ladies we had gotten to know on the trip. This quilt had colors I liked and was very representative of Lucy's style. All of her quilts had a very soft puffy look that I liked.
The name of the quilt is not known, but my Mother thought perhaps it is "Around the World". The topper was pieced by Martha Davis, not too long before her death. She died in 2007 at age 100 or 101.Verna Holcomb completed the quilt in 2016.