I started collecting these 
Centenarian Sweethearts
pretty soon after I began 
studying to become a
certified quilt appraiser.

The applique' artist in me
was completely fascinated by 
this era of women creating
their own designs too.

I have assembled a collection of quilts 
that are not in the greatest shape but still 
so beautiful in their history and imperfections.

This quilt along has been
well over a year in the making.
Once the Well-Loved Ladies lecture
was finished and being presented
to guilds, requests for a pattern
started and I knew a sampler 
of the different quilts from 
the lecture ...

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