This bear was one of Carol’s products. She bought used quilts at auctions and antique stores and turned them into teddy bears. This was in the great long ago when shabby was chic, country was in and old quilts were cheap. Ten years later we had reason to turn a quilt into teddy bears ourselves, and an acquaintance who wanted to make quilt teddy bears to sell got quite a dose of reality on finding old quilt value had rightfully soared in the market.
When our mom died, almost without giving us any notice, and we started sorting out we pulled so many of her old quilts out of her cupboard. We reminisced about the beds they had been on. We came upon one that had been through the wash so often that in many places Grandmother’s Flower Garden flowers were worn through to the 120 thread count sheet Mom frequently used for backing. We thought of Carol’s quilt bears and decided to use this quilt for Grandma Bears to give to the grandchildren and others who loved mom. This bear is Jan’s, and lives in her quilt studio.
I think she's pleased with all she surveys.