I have read in novels and in some history of healing quilts that when someone who was sick laid under the quilt, they became better. Well, I have my own healing quilt. It was made by my husband's grandmother and she gave it to me. Granny was an interesting person who grew up and lived all her life in mountains of West Virginia. She knew all about home remedies, including which tree bark cured poison ivy, and which herbs to take for different ailments. She was also a quilter. One day, shortly after Fred and I had been married, I was visiting with Granny and complimented her on this quilt. She asked me if I wanted it and of course I said YES. It is a light weight quilt, no batting, and the back is flannel. Over the years, I noticed that when I felt sick or just a little down, I would pull out Granny's quilt and wrap up in it. I came to think of it as my healing quilt, but did not share this with my family until just in the last few years. It was after I noticed that my children were doing the same thing...when they had a cold or just did not feel good, they always pulled Granny's quilt off the quilt rack. Recently one Sunday afternoon, my son asked me to will that quilt to him when I was gone - and my daughter chimed in, OH no...this is going to be my quilt. For now, it is mine - my very own healing quilt. Granny may have passed on many years ago, but her legacy lives on. Thank you Granny (Lula Ada Holstein) for a wonderful gift of love.