The block units were taken from the pattern “Forever Friends”published in the September 1990 issue of Quilter’s Newletter Magazine #225. It was also shown in the November 1993 issue of Traditional Quiltworks #28 as “Friendship Star”.
In February 1995 a second round was organized. Those that joined for the first round were now able to collect additional signatures. I had received signatures from members in Singapore, France, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, just about every state in the US and every province in Canada.
For a long time my units and their 2½-inch companions set in a decorative tin box that periodically would be opened. The units would be admired and the box closed. Finally after many months (more like years) I put the units together, and this is the result.
Collecting started in April 1994, finished in June 1995and I finally pieced them into a top and completed the quilting in August 2008.