Being America’s best-selling pickup, it’s only natural that the Ford F-150 has multitudes of devoted admirers. This year saw the full-size truck honored by an Ohio family with a colossal Ford F-150-themed corn maze, and now, it’s been immortalized in quilt form by the head nurse of the automaker’s Kansas City Assembly Plant.
According to The Kansas City Star, the facility’s head nurse – one Mrs. Connie Henry – came across a quilt panel one day nearly a year ago which had on it a red barn, and a blue Ford F-150 pickup truck. Not only does Mrs. Henry work at a plant which produces the Ford F-150 every day, but her husband, Dwayne Henry, happens to own and drive a blue, 2009 Ford F-150. Upon seeing the quilt panel, Mrs. Henry was struck by how much it looked like her husband’s truck.
After owning the panel for some time, Mrs. Connie Henry finally began stitching together the rest of the quilt. After getting started, the project took her only two weeks to complete. “As the pieces started coming together and I could see a picture of it, I was getting more excited,” said Mrs. Henry. “As I was stitching it all together, I couldn’t stop… I was like a kid unwrapping a Christmas present. It was that exciting for me.”
Yet as much as Mrs. Henry likes the Ford F-150 quilt, her husband Henry likes it even more. “He has the quilt in his man cave, but he told me if the price is right he would sell it,” she said. “I said, ‘What?’ I was making it because I thought it was really cool. When he saw it, he thought it was really cool.”