behind the scenes wedding prep - getting the quilts out - siblings Sue and Buddy
a very quilty theme emerges - new quilts
quilts to sit on
quilts to cover up stuff
In anticipation of them coming by, I laid out all the quilts on a spare bed so they could see them. The one on the bottom was the pink wedding ring - the surprise(!) one that they received as a wedding gift.
As I showed the quilts one by one and told what I knew of each one's history, I did not realize that I was doing an old fashioned quilt turning, or bed turning:
"A bed turning is a form of informal performance in a comfortable setting where storytellers stack quilts on a large bed and then peel back the layers, as they peel back the layers of time. Everyone gathers around to enjoy the "turning": hearing the stories behind the quilts, the quilt-makers, and the intricate handiwork stitched into them."