Meet Jill! 5-10-21

Remember last winter when I made Jill’s quilt? It’s a red and white Farmers Daughter pattern chosen for Jill because she’s a farmer’s daughter. Jill is here from California to see her mom who is in Westview Care Center in Britt.

I joined the family group at the care center today and took the quilt along for Jill to see even though it’s not quilted yet. When she returns to Iowa in August I’ll have it finished to give to her.

She loved it!

Here’s her 96 year old mom who greeted me by name the minute she saw me!

Here are a few Dirty Dozen quilts:

One more picture of Jill, her brother Kent and the quilt.

Brrr – we’re under a frost warning tonight – I moved all my flowers into the garage – it’s, May 10, isn’t it?

28 thoughts on “Meet Jill! 5-10-21

  1. patti

    how wonderful to have a 96 y.o. mom. and that mom remembered your name, fantastic. my mother had dementia/alzheimers and died of it december 27, 2017. she didn’t know me the last year or so of her life. very sad. beautiful quilt top for jill. patti in florida

  2. Kathy Hanson

    What a beautiful quilt you made for Jill, she looks thrilled! This Spring is so strange. Jerry has his flowers in the garage and hoping he can get them in the ground jet Friday. Love the “quilt show”!

  3. Diane Bauer

    It’s snowing here tonight, too, so I’m totally with you!!! So sad to see the branches bending under the weight of the heavy snow. We definitely need the moisture here, but not any more damage.

  4. Sandy

    Hi Mary, l love the star quilt in the D.D.section, and your farmers daughter quilt. We are having a wild wellington day,gale force wind and rain, clearing shelves of tools, nuts and bolts from my husband’s workshop, it seems never ending! Going to treat myself to a breadcrumb encrusted pork chop for dinner!best wishes to all, sandy

    1. Jane of MN

      Sandy, Do you live near the ocean or maybe in Australia? It sounds pretty exciting.

  5. Deb B

    Fabulous job on the quilt. I have a hard time picking fabrics so am more inclined to used precuts. I’m just getting comfortable mixing and matching those.

    Love the pictures and your blog. Please don’t give up.

  6. Kathy in western NY

    Aww this was such a sweet picture of her and the gorgeous quilt you made as well as all the wonderful quilts your readers shared with us, How nice you could all visit yesterday. A nursing care facility here required their entire staff in January be vaccinated at both their care places and they have been covid free for two months in their facilities so are open for visitors while others are restricted due to cases being spread. Proof it works to keep our vulnerable safe.

  7. Mary Hawk

    The quilt is gorgeous. Mom always said May q 5th for last frost danger. It’s been a reluctant spring- warm then cold.

  8. Janice

    Jill’s quilt is gorgeous! I can’t wait to see it quilted. I especially love the sawtooth edge. Such nice detail. So great that you were all able to visit Jill’s mom, and that she remembered your name! I hope I’m able to do that if I get to see 96, lol. It’s chilly but seasonable here in Massachusetts. So many birds arriving, the Baltimore Orioles, Cedar Waxwings and so many different woodpeckers at my suet blocks! There are Rose Breasted Grosbeaks but we haven’t seen them yet, they visit my neighbor’s seeds. We stopped feeding seeds because it kept getting wiped out by blackbirds, ugh. My apple trees have more blossoms on them than we’ve ever seen before! Just amazing. Enjoy your day everyone! Jan in MA

    1. Jane of MN

      Janice, Try getting smaller feeders that the blackbirds can’t sit on. That solved my problem.

  9. Lois Ann Johnson

    I loved seeing Jill’s quilt that you are making for her! It is lovely. My grandpa (who lived in southern Iowa) always said not to plant annuals before Mother’s Day. This year, I think it is going to be Memorial Day before that happens. I bought my flowers from the nursery a week ago and they are still sitting in the garage. I see my neighbor is having to go out each evening and cover her already planted flowers. What a nuisance! I picked some lilacs and lilly of the valley last night because I am having some friends over for coffee this morning. The little lillies are our centerpiece in a vase made by a friend. Bailey has an ear infection but I can’t get her into the vet till Thursday. Poor little girl! She is miserable.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Lois Ann – what’s with the vets lately? Why can’t we ever get seen? I have several cats with issues – not life threatening but annoying to them and all the vet can say is – drop them off and we’ll work them in! It’s almost 20 miles to the vet clinic so that’s 80 miles! I have flowers planted and also some waiting – in the garage! Such a cold spring but I have so many gorgeous birds here everyday!

  10. Kim J LeMere

    Here in TN we are experiencing a Blackberry Winter and I wish it would move on before the Cicadas hit us and make being outside miserable. Your red and white quilt is just stunning and the look on Jill’s face says it all, she loves it. How nice that she could come to see her mother and her brother, what a special time. I have been enjoying seeing all the UFO and hope that you continue to show them in the coming year.

  11. Launa

    Good 30o, but sunny morning here in Idaho! Had 2 snow alerts yesterday, but snow didn’t happen. The wind was very cold, tho, but my husband and son got in their 9 holes of golf. I cut squares for an Hourglass project by Sheryl Johnson of Temecula Quilts.
    Your gift quilt is outstanding, Mary. Thanks for the pictures posted of DD’s and friends!

  12. Jo in Wyoming

    Love the farmer’s daughter, I made one years ago and it’s still one of my favorites.
    Think of all Jill’s mom had experienced. Electricity, war rations, Sears wish book, direct dialing long distance, hippies, cell phones, computers, face time. She must be full of amazing stories.
    It’s snowing today, I moved my Mothers Day plants in the house from the garage, just in case. Now the living room is full of color…I love it.

    1. Jo in Wyoming

      PS, the dd’s are great and Mary…I noticed your bent knees!! Yahoo

  13. Julie D.

    Jill’s quilt is absolutely beautiful! I can see why she would just love it! I’m sure she had a very nice visit with you and her mom and brother! All of the dirty dozen quilts are wonderful! So much fun to see what everyone is working on! I guess I best get moving on mine. At least I know what I’m making!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Julie D – are you the Julie D B who was at our sale? If so I couldn’t decide why you looked different but now I know! You’ve lost a LOT of weight, haven’t you?

  14. Diane and Squeak in Central Ohio

    Look at you kneeling next to that beautiful lady. Those knees are working😀. Your Farmer’s Daughter quilt for Jill is stunning. She looks so pleased. The DD’s are always a treat. Thank you for keeping all of us updated😀
    I hate it when I have summer clothes and winter cloths in the closet! It was warm in March. He! It left.

  15. Linda from Minnesota

    I’d recognize Blanche anywhere – even with a mask on! That is so great to see the Harles! Our family has great memories with there family (and Jill gave my sisters piano lessons). What a small world 🙂

      1. Mary Etherington Post author

        Linda VP – oh my gosh! Hi, Linda!! Yes, of course you’d know Blanche and Jill. Thanks for being a blog reader – I hope Jill sees this comment.

  16. Diane L Hansen

    I was out walking when Jill and Kent came down the road from getting off their flight! Then I visited with them both. Always great to have them in the neighborhood! She’s a lucky recipient of one of your quilts!!

  17. Susan K in Texas

    Lucky Jill! That’s a beautiful quilt as are the DDs this time. I’m so glad you were able to visit your aunt. It’s been raining and cooler here this week. We’ve had only a couple of over 80 degree days this spring. It just doesn’t seem to be able to get warm this year.

  18. Jill Finch

    I read the comments! So nice to hear from Linda V and Diane H. I will send a picture when I hang up my quilt that I love when I take it home in August!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Jill Finch – I was hoping you saw those two comments! I think it’s fun to connect with people that have not been in my life recently.

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