At Heritage Quilt Guild we paid homage to one of our own…a beautiful person and a wonderful quilter, Joan Wallator. She was a mother, grandmother, sewer and in the last fifteen years of her life became a quilter extraordinaire!
I use to admire the two women having this wonderful bond of quilting…how special for a mother and daughter! Joan clearly had a strong influence on Carol, as she was both mentor and helper in Carol’s own ability in learning how to quilt. What a great legacy to pass on to a daughter!
At the beginning of Joan’s quilting years she hand quilted all of her quilts but scleroderma in her hands (a form of arthritis) started to hinder this process…sew… did she quit quilting? NEVER! She just moved her quilts to the machine and would beautifully machine quilt all of her quilts!!
Joan was a self taught quilter and could always be found making quilts for her children…each treasuring at least three or four of their mother’s masterpieces! Her grandkids also have several of their Grandma’s quilts…made especially for them! They can wrapped their quilts around their shoulders, pull tight… and it feels almost as good as getting a hug from Grandma!
Joan Wallator passed away on August 20, 2013 at the age of 82. Joan may no long be with us but one thing is for sure…her spirit lives on in her quilts! What an amazing legacy for a quilter to leave behind!
I hope you enjoyed seeing just a few of Joan’s many gorgeous quilts!! I know I did!
A Quilter’s Heaven…where everything matches, mitred corners are PERFECT, your hands and back NEVER ache, your eyes don’t need glasses, your points are perfect and there is no such thing as a seam ripper! Oh…and fabric is FREE!!
Thanks for stopping by…~P