|MARTIN, ELLA. NRA QUILT. 1933. From West Virginia Department of Archives and History, West Virginia|
This quilt resides in the West Virginia Cultural Center. In 1933, my great grandmother presented it to president Franklin D. Roosevelt as a gift from the people of West Virginia. It was "rescued" from a consignment shop by a quilt collector in 1976. Thankfully, my great grandmother had embroidered her name and date on the back side and the quilt was researched and documented.
I had my sewing machine, Red serviced while I was at QuiltCon. What a difference it sounds when sewing. I don't remember it ever sewing this quietly. What did I do to the poor thing?! I have to keep checking to see if it's actually sewing. The service provider timed the needle bar, and reset the bobbin case and hook clearance. He said he could tell I sewed a lot. Maybe I won't wait four years to get it serviced next time.