Blanket contributed by Ali Basye to Blanket Stories: Transportation Object, Generous Ones, Trek

Blanket contributed by Ali Basye

Ali Basye
Seattle, WA
Coming of age, Spouses

This blanket was found in an old, scary, abandoned house in Newark, Delaware in 1986. My goth friends and I explored the house—clearly abandoned for decades and left almost entirely intact—because we were sure it was haunted. We each took a memento: I took lots of vintage sewing supplies and this handmade quilt. When I moved in with my husband, he vetoed the quilt, much to my disappointment. It carries two stories: the person from the house and the two decades with me.