Sunday, January 27, 2013
Meet Fannie Mae
Isn't she Bea-U-ti-FUL!!!! She was born in 1949. She was my Christmas present this year. I couldn't believe when we found her on Craigslist. She looked good, she sewed great, the case was amazingly in great condition and she came with several accessory pieces. And, the price was right. I promptly ordered bobbins and needles for her.
You may wonder about her name. My first memories of quilting are from my Great-Grandmother Fannie Mae King. I remember her really small living room that she had quilting frames hung from the ceiling. I want to say I remember playing under the quilt while she and her friends hand quilted. That could be my imagination, but seems like I remember something like that. I still have the baby quilt she made for me. It is a little ragged out, I must have really used it a lot. I don't even think it is restorable at this point. Someday when I get it out again, I'll take a picture and post. It also had hand-embroidery on it. I believe my mother helped with the embroidery.
I have only gotten to play on her a little bit, but hope to start my first quilt on her soon. Fannie Mae will accompany me to quilt guild meetings on work days and possibly on retreats.