Well, now you might be wondering just
how many autographs have we included
on our quilt.
We actually have 259 signatures.
How many letters did we send out?
Well, at least double that, 500+
It wasn't too long after we started
that we realized we might have a problem
identifying some of the signatures that were returned.
I tried to figure it out by the process of elimination
and thought I had it,
until recently, when I actually looked online at
their signature and realized I was wrong.
So I'll do more sloughing through our
records to see if I can eventually figure it out.
(All 3 fabrics were signed the same)
In order not to have this happen again,
we began putting a small number on
the return envelope to correspond to our lists.
It came in handy several times.
David Copperfield, Magician
We received many encouraging and lovely
note from signers. I really appreciated
how these individuals honored our request
and took the time to include a personal note.
Some letters were lengthy, others
just a note on a post it, and others were humorous.
American Actress, Comedian
American folk singers, political activists
Ice Cream Founders
The last block we had returned
had been sent out over three years prior
and over a year since we had sent out anymore.
Where had that letter and fabric swatches sat for 3 years
is a mystery .
Mary Travers, Paul Stookey, Peter Yarrow
American folk group
Who were some of my favorites
other than some I have shared already.
Child Actress, Ambassador to Ghana
Luciano Pavarotti, Italian Operatic Tenor
Dr. Benjamin Spock
Known for her study of Chimpanzees, Conservation
and Animal Welfare
Host of American Band Stand
Host of a Children's TV series
Chuck Yeager, American Test Pilot,
who broke the sound barrier.
He passed this last week, age 97
American Actor, Singer and Dancer
Do you know who she is?
Ruth Handler was an American businesswoman and inventor. She served as the
president of the toy manufacturer Mattel Inc. In 1959 she invented the Barbie doll, which
sold over a billion copies world wide.
I could go on and on with names
Jackie Joyner Kersee
Dick Van Dyke
and Angela Langsbury
Every time I look at
the quilt top, I'm in awe all over again.
I hope you'll stay tuned for Chapter 4.
"It's a quilt top, now what?"
Until Next Time-