My grandmother was a quilter. Her name was Clara Ford, and she lived and quilted in Crossett, Arkansas until her death in 1966.
I can still remember the large quilt frame in the middle of her small house and the bits of bright fabric strewn about. I did not see the usefulness of quilting at that time.
In 1999, needing a stress outlet, I taught myself to quilt. Later when I inherited eight of my grandmother’s quilts, I wanted to ensure that they were treasured and protected. I founded the Clara Ford Foundation, not only to protect my grandmother’s quilts, but to do my part in preserving a art form.