My Dad recently received this amazing gift that I thought you would be interested in seeing! My Dad went in for some serious surgery a few weeks ago and a group of quilters from his church made him this beautiful quilt! The reason it is so special is that the quilt is made up of square of HIS pen and ink drawings. Every year, my Dad draws many pen & ink drawings of places he visits on vacation and of landmarks, buildings and scenery he enjoyed.
He has been drawing for many years. Every year he chooses a landmark in Chicago to use as his Christmas card. He draws the pen & ink picture, shrinks it down and gets it photocopied on cards for his friends and family. So, these quilters had saved up his Christmas cards and put them on this quilt! It looks like they scanned them and printed them on to cloth (or did a photo transfer, I’m not sure which.) Then as a group they sewed the blocks and made the quilt. He was very happy to receive the gift and I think it is a truly amazing work of art he will treasure for the rest of his life.
If you’ve been to Chicago, maybe you recognize some of these scenes.
Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed seeing this quilt as much as I did. My Dad is recovering now fairly well from surgery and soon will be back to normal.