A month or so later, she showed us the finished top, which we adored, and then she sent it off to her NEA-Grant-Winning quilting friend in SLC to be quilted. And a few months later, while at E and K's house for dinner, E asked me to grab a chair from her bedroom and there it was, spread out at the foot of their bed. I made a sound like this: "EEEEEhasflyhfalshllhgkkkkkk!" and Sam came running in to see what was the matter. And there we stood, petting it, until we could catch our breath. During dinner I insisted on spreading it out on the couch behind Sam so I could see it whenever I wanted to, Sam in a halo of quilt beauty.
[quilt of gloriousness]
I cannot get enough of it. I wish I could carry it around with me all day. When it's time for sleep, I'm happy because I get to be beneath it.
[quilt, bed. nothing like a pretty quilt to motivate the bed-making.]
E, you are the loveliest. It's the most lovely thing that's ever been mine. Thank you.