One of the things about quiltmaking that enriches my life, is the wonderful people who cross your path.
A couple of months ago when we had the ‘Jane Austen Quilt Pattern’ ready for sale I contacted everyone who had made an enquiry in the past. Among the replies came an email from a man, I mistakenly presumed the order for the pattern was for a female member of his family. Just one email later and I knew that here was a ‘man’ who wanted to make a Jane Austen Quilt, more astonishing to me was when this gentleman revealed he was nearing 80 years old.
We have had a few phone conversations during the making of Ron’s Replica of Jane’s Quilt, Ron seemed to be a gentle spirit who my husband and I both enjoyed chatting to and last weekend when Ron had to travel to Bendigo (Ron is from Wangaratta) for a special family celebration of his 80th birthday, we were blessed with a visit from him and his friend Jean. Straight away both Peter and I knew we had met an exceptional man. Ron hates to waste a minute of his time. He makes every minute count.
Ron is the first to finish his quilt top from those who have bought a pattern.
This is Ron and his replica which is as exceptional as he is.
My husband took a picture of the back of Ron’s little diamonds, such perfection!
Ron is a prolific quilt maker, with a love of machine embroidery which he incorporates into many of his quilts, he also crochets, candlewicks, and stitches tapestrys. His current total for crocheted knee rugs stands at 150!