This inscription on the quilt
Anniversary QuiltOld and New
1987 a friend in Maine gave me several nine-patch blocks pieced
by anonymous hands with prints from the 1930's. By trimming the
corners on 48 of them and combining them with prints of the
1980's I was able to make this quilt; it was inspired by Judy
Martin's "Maltese Circles."
I was married in 1939, there is a link between the old fabrics
of that time and the quilt's completion in 1989, the year of our
50th wedding anniversary.