My paternal grandmother, Lila Smith Simpson was a quilt maker. She made a Grandmothers Fan quilt for me when I was young. In return I made this quilt to honor her.
During the second world war, most of Lila and George's sons turned of age to enlist in the army. My father, Carl enlisted in 1941 and went to Europe; first to Italy and then Holland. His brother Wilfred, (known as Bill and Willy)went to Europe and Great Britain. Ralph went to England and Frank went to Britain.
Walter joined the reserves and stayed in Canada.
All of the sons came home safely.
This quilt is made in flannel, wool that was cut from men's suit pants, and pieces of a few of my fathers ties.