January 16th, 2006
This is the tie quilt that my talented grandmother made for me. Some people think these are hideous, but I find them stunning. I love the mishmash of color and the idea that these were worn around countless offices and important occasions. This quilt is particularly meaningful, because several of these ties are from my father and grandfather’s collections – one tie is what my grandfather wore to my parents wedding. I have several favorite squares and it seems to change over the years. I love this gold square and there’s a great green and gold tie that has wheat on it that reminds me of my Kansas heritage.