Yes, these fabrics are from the 70s. My friend Elizabeth made this quilt square in 1976 with the intention of making a quilt. For whatever reason she never made the quilt. Elizabeth died of cancer in 2000 and as she was going through her belongings she came across the square and sent it to me as a keepsake. Elizabeth and I became friends when I lived in the Bay Area and made several trips to Italy together. Whenever I would visit the Bay Area I loved staying at Elizabeth's home in Sausilito...fabulous view of San Francisco. We would make pasta, drink wine and gab about what the future held.
In May, 1999 we were in Italy and she was telling me she didn't feel well...the doctors were telling her it was menopause. When we got back from the trip she went to doctor after doctor until finally in September someone realized she had uterine cancer. They did surgery and she went through chemo but she lost her battle in August, 2000.
I kept the quilt square in my quilting basket until last year when I brought it out and wash it to get rid of the yellowing. I realized at that point that the colors in the quilt square are in my porch and throughout my house, and when I look at it I re-live the 70s. I have decided to frame it along with the handwritten note that came with it and her last email (the note and email won't show as they will be placed behind the quilt square). Now I am on the hunt for a frame that will work best given its dimensions. The picture above gives a true representation of the colors versus the picture below.
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