The 2S Texas Rancher Quilt

"Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 The Fall of 1972- Jay Bart Simmons and Frances Blanchard at Beaumont High School in Beaumont, Texas.

The Fall of 1972- Jay Bart Simmons and Frances Blanchard at Beaumont High School in Beaumont, Texas.

 The Spring of 2015- Jay Bart Simmons and Frances Blanchard Dornan

The Spring of 2015- Jay Bart Simmons and Frances Blanchard Dornan

Today was a special day for Martye and me! You see, after 43 years I recently reconnected with an old friend from Beaumont High School, Frances Blanchard Dornan. Frances now lives in Denton, Texas and runs a quilting business. Martye and I thought that it would be so cool to have a custom 2S Ranch quilt made for our bed at the Ranch. So who other than Frances would we have make our quilt?! Frances spent many hours (about 3 months) finding good quality fabrics, designing the quilt, cutting, piecing the quilt together and quilting with her hand-run quilting machine to make the most beautiful and intricate quilt I have ever seen. Today was the day that Frances delivered the quilt! We were so blown away with the beauty of this quilt! It is truly more awesome than anything we could have imagined! 

We are thrilled that The Provision House, our ranch store, will begin carrying a few of Frances' quilts and several of her other products! 

 

Click through to see pictures from our visit and of our custom quilt.