Her goal was to make a quilt for each one of her children before she opened the door to the quilting room in heaven. She was mom to eight kids. She pieced her quilts on the machine after painstakingly measuring and cutting each individual piece by hand. Once the top was sewn together she would make the sandwich layers, baste them together and get started with the quilting. Hand quilting I might add.
When she was all done making the eight quilts she presented them at Christmas that year. Everyone marveled at the accomplishment. In true mom style, she put a number on each quilt and a corresponding number on a piece of paper in a paper bag and all eight kids drew a number from the bag. Here is the quilt that corresponded with the number for our family of four.