October 10th


My mom was nicknamed Cynthia by my brother when we were in elementary school. When she did something that annoyed him, he’d put his hands on his hips and say in a June Cleaver tone, “Cynthia!” If you aren’t laughing at the thought of a blond little boy channeling 1950s TV, I guess you had to be there. It is still a silly joke in our family today and I’m pretty sure it still gets my mom’s feathers ruffled.

San Antonio Quilt Fair

When he was in college, Cody started speaking like a rapper — logically. So, Mom became Moms. To his horror, she adopted this and still signs most email and any other correspondence to her children with the bizarre moniker. I suppose she learned in that time that if you can beat them, join them.

Dear Jane

Our matriarch is a quilter, as I’ve mentioned a thousand or so times before. She recently showed at a quilt exhibit in San Antonio and came home with a chest full of ribbons. She sent the photos yesterday and I have to say, I’m pretty darn proud of the Moms.

Dear Jane

These included her “Dear Jane” quilt, which I’ve been promised. I am so very happy to have this quilt one day. It is an heirloom item, along with a book of stories about our family and what was happening in the world when she made each square.

Good work Cynthia MOMS!


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18 Responses

  1. Beautiful! You are so lucky to receive this piece one day.

  2. Congrats to Moms!!! Her quilts are so beautiful and SHE is beautiful too:)

  3. I agree, your mom and the quilts are lovely. I especially like the autumnal one.

  4. She really does amazing work – those are truly works of art.

  5. That Dear Jane is AMAZING!!

  6. Dang, Moms, you are one quiltin’ machine! Wish I could get you and my mom together–I think you two would have some good ol’ down home, fat-quarterin’, strip cutting, applique, running stitch fun. LOL. Really–very very lovely job. I, the daughter “wannabe” quilter am sitting out here in CA drooling over all your beautiful quilts, much like I do with the pictures of the ones my mom sends me (from Maryland). I love them all–beautiful job–I can see where your AMAZING little girl gets her talents. 🙂 XO

  7. Wow, beautiful creations!! I see where you got that incredible talent from!

  8. Wow, go Moms!!! She is very talented. And you! how lucky are you, one day you will have that beautiful Dear Jane. I dream of one day making one.

  9. Congrats to moms. Such a talent. Now I see where you get it. I want to see that Dear Jane quilt in person.

  10. What beauties…the quilts and the Moms. Now I know where you get your beauty and your talent. Blessings to you both…

  11. Your mom is a GREAT quilter!! (And I tend to call my mom “The Mom” for some strange reason. I have even heard her refer to herself that way….)

  12. Your Mom’s quilts are lovely! I especially like the one with the autumn leaves. I can see where you get your talent from!

  13. Beautiful quilts!! Tell Moms she did a great job ;o)

  14. Congratulations to your mom! (don’t dare to call her the other name LOL)

  15. Your moms makes bizzutiful quilts, yo!

  16. She deserves the win. What a talent!

  17. Congrats to “Moms”! I’ve got to see her work sometime!

  18. What a cool idea! I love the book part!

    I have a quilt that was made by my Grandma. Each square was embroidered when she was pregnant with my uncle and quilted when she was pregnant with my dad.