This quilt was made for my great grandmother (with some prompting) by her daughter and friends who lived nearby. The blocks were pieced and embroidered with names in the winter of 1941.
My dad remembers going to visit his grandmother before going to Vietnam and saying the things that elderly grandmothers and nervous soldiers say at such a time. He said she was working on quilting the friendship quilt that day.
Two years later, both had survived and my great grandmother gave my dad the finished quilt. He picked up on my interest and gave the quilt to me this year.