Ten years ago I was visiting relatives in Colorado. One of our excursions included a trip to a craft fair in the mountains. I come from a long line of quilters, so I immediately headed for the quilt booth. That is where I met Donna Sharp. She came from a Kentucky family of quilters. She began quilting and selling her own handmade quilts and then hired women who also quilted. I chose a navy, maroon, and white broken star quilt for my son’s room. Last month, we added a second bed in his room so I tried on-line to find a match for the quilt.
Donna has since retired, but the company continues her designs. Most are machine stitched, to keep the price lower, but they remain lovely. As I was talking to the lady with the sweet southern drawl and demeanor, I realized I could carry the line in Morgan Fitzgerald’s. It provides the opportunity to touch and feel as well as take home and try it on the bed to be sure it looks as lovely as anticipated while costing no more than the on-line price.
Just as any good quilter does, the company chooses fabrics worthy to be handed down for generations. Select all-cotton tops and liners, or a mix of mainly cotton with a little polyester, or choose the comfort line made from incredibly soft synthetic. Choose king size, full/queen, or twin. Most patterns have shams and skirts available. If we don’t have the perfect pattern for you, we can order as well.
Nancy Pride owns Morgan Fitzgerald’s and Merle Norman located at 3800 S. Texas Avenue, one mile north of University Drive. 979 268 0608 www.fitzyou.com