Thursday, March 7, 2013

Meet Maxine

Many have wondered who Maxine is; Maxine is my 2008 APQS Millennium. I gave very thoughtful consideration when I was choosing her name, much like naming a pet, car or child. Sounds silly but I feel like anyone or anything I spend so much time with needs a name. She has been a faithful friend since we were introduced to one another in January 2009. She purrs as she stitches along without a hiccup as long as I keep her clean and oiled.  She does not talk back, is never sick and does not complain when I ignore her for a couple of days.  So you can see why I gave her a name. 
Her name was chosen in honor of my great aunt Maxine Howell. I grew up in Nebraska and spent summers on the farm with my aunt and uncle in Gothenburg, Nebraska. One of my favorite memories was the time spent lying on the floor beneath a quilt frame watching a group of ladies work together to quilt a pieced top. They would take turns bringing in tops they had worked on through the winter and by the end of the summer each had a completed quilt. What a wonderful community of friends and neighbors. I'm sure those ladies have no idea how they impacted the love I have for quilts and the relationships I treasure with my quilting friends.  Unfortunately my Aunt Maxine would not live to see me quilting but her namesake reminds of her daily and makes me smile.   


1 comment:

  1. Delightful story Sheri! I love hearing how people come up with names for their "loved ones".