Dawn Gerber's family album isn't quite like other people's. It's not made of photos. It's not encased in leather, and it's not divided into pages. Instead, Gerber hand-sewed her family's history into a quilt -- a quilt that will soon head to Nashville, Tenn., and could earn her $10,000.
Each block of Dawn Gerber's Baltimore album quilt displays something about the life of someone in her family. The quilt was chosen as one of 280 to be shown at the eighth annual American Quilter's Society Quilt Expo next month in Nashville, Tenn.
Gerber's creation will be one of 280 displayed at the American Quilter's Society Quilt Expo in August. One of those will win the Best of Show prize worth $10,000.
You can read more about this quilt and see a picture of it in the York (Pennsylvania) Daily Record at http://ydr.inyork.com/ci_10017131.