Here are two that I am lucky enough to own....
I'll tell you a bit about the pink one with the embroidered roses. It is what I asked for for my High School graduation. There are 12 large blocks that each of my grandmothers sisters embroidered. There is also one embroidered by my mom, one by my aunt, one by great grandma and one by my grandmother. There are corner blocks with each of my grandmothers brothers names and my uncles name on them. My grandmother and mom put the quilt together for me and my great grandmother hand quilted it. It was truly a labor of love that is one of my prize possessions.
Back to great-grandma she swore she would live to be 100 years old. She was born on August 12th, 1900. She passed away on August 12, 2000. Most of the family had been with her in the nursing home that day to celebrate her birthday and just before we all left she slipped into the arms of the lord. She had done exactly what she said she would do she lived to be 100 years old.
I miss you great-grandma!