recently posted a photo of a quilt made by Jerrianne Evans. It was The Grape Quilt
designed by her friend, and ours, the late Sue Garman
. The quilt took 3 years to make and is a loving tribute to her friend.
It was hand appliquéd and machine pieced by Jerrianne Evans and machine quilted by Cindy Gravely. It was begun in 2015 and completed in 2018 and is based on a pattern designed by Sue (based on two antique quilts).
"In 2012, I found a photo of a gorgeous antique quilt with lots and lots of grapes. I showed it to Sue, but she didn't take the bait. in 2015, a similar quilt was displayed at the Vermont Quilt Festival. This time Sue was hooked. It wasn't long before she had drafted a pattern. I immediately went to work making grapes. 1620 grapes and 88 leaves, but who's counting? Sue will be forever in my heart."