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'Old quilt makes for even more love shining back at me'

The writer has a round oak table in her kitchen bay window dedicated solely to violets, year round. Everyone who visits knows the violet table is for her violets, period, in memory of her grandmothers who always grew them. Using her creative talent, she took a family heirloom quilt, dared to trim it to fit under glass and under the violets and discovered it makes her smile even bigger. -EW
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By Mitzi McKinley Bault

I found a round glass top for my old oak kitchen table that I keep my Violets on in memory of my grandmother's Audrey McBeath McKinley and Audrey Chelf Waggener.


I was going through some old quilts and one of them was in very bad shape. It was a quilt that my grandmother Waggener had given me years ago.

She had told me my great grandmother Etna Edith McCaffree Waggener made it out of old clothes that my mother Helen Fay Waggener McKinley and siblings had outgrown, or were not suitable to hand down.

I got my nerve up to cut, and on the backside discovered it had feed sack backing. It said 'Columbia'. I have had this quilt for around 38 years and I always looked at the front of it.

Now as I walk by my table of Violets I smile even bigger. Lot's of love shining back at me. --MB


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Stamp on back of antique quilt handed down



2017-09-08 - McKinley Lane, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mitzi McKinley Bault.
This discovery was made going through some old quilts that my grandmother Audrey Chelf Waggener gave me years ago. She told me that my great grandmother Etna Edith McCaffree Waggener made it and this quilt backing must have been a handy feed sack repurposed back in that day.

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Antique quilt over oak table and placed under glass



2017-09-08 - McKinley Lane, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mitzi McKinley Bault.
This quilt, in very poor condition, was among some cherished old quilts that my grandmother Waggener gave me years ago that had been made by my great grandmother Etna Edith McCaffree Waggener, "Granny Waggener". I got my nerve up to cut this quilt to fit my Violets table, and on the backside discovered it had feed sack backing with the word 'Columbia' on it. I've had this quilt for nearly 40 years and I always looked at the front of it, so it was a fun surprise.

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