“Why display a picture of an heirloom if you already own the actual heirloom?” We get this question on the daily. The Shabe family of Virginia officially puts the debate to rest.
Well, their dogs do if you want to be exact.
Pictured is a quilt made by Maggie Shabe’s award-winning quilter grandmother. The quilt first belonged to Maggie’s mother.
When Maggie was 16, her mother passed away. She inherited the quilt and kept it out in her bedroom for many years. “Two amazing women who mean so much to me are part of this object,” Maggie said.
These days, Maggie keeps the quilt folded safely in the closet.
“I am sad some days when I don't get to see it out as much as I used to,” she said. I am unable to keep this quilt on my bed now because, well….. dogs!”
A few months ago, Maggie’s husband, Lee, thoughtfully fixed this predicament by calling us. “When my husband gifted me this picture of the quilt, I was thrilled because now I can see it all the time. I smile every time I look at it, knowing what great love is in that quilt! It's so amazing what a photograph of something so special you actually own can do to brighten your day! Totally worth it!”
Lee, you are MVP in the thoughtful husband department!
Thank you for giving us creative reign and for letting us in on this special gift. Maggie, your words make it even more special.
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