My mother, Lois Frances Langston was born on July 25, 1923!!….
She grew up during the Great Depression, and lived thru World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War.
She passed away in 2017, at the age of 94.
I have been thinking a lot about her this week because it would have been her 100th birthday!!
She was a worker. She seldom sat unless it was to work on some handwork!!
SHE is the reason that I am a creator!!!
She made her first quilt at age 11…..
…. a basic 9-patch using fabrics from her baby brother’s “layette”.
She continued making quilts but ran out of time when she started working full-time (or when she had me…..the jury is still out on what the actual cause was).
Early in my life, she did Crewel Embroidery, sewed clothes, and upholstered furniture.
Then in 1972, she got re-interested in quilting (thru the Bicentennial) and she never looked back.
She made quilts for many of my female cousins, made countless baby quilts, and left me with a plethora of gorgeous quilts when she closed up her house!!
We had the joy of working on three quilts together after I jumped into the art.
On these first two, she did the applique and I did the piecing and quilting…..
….and for this Christmas Collaboration, she also did the hand quilting…..
These are special memories for me!
So today I celebrate my Mom…..
…and the creative legacy that she left for me!!!
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