This quilt is a tribute to my dad and a companion to “The Titas, The Little Aunts,” which features his sisters and brother-in-law. My kids often asked, “why does grandpa call us cowboy? Doesn’t he know our names?” Dad was fascinated with all things western, while growing up as a first-born American to an immigrant family. He had a hobby of raising homing pigeons. The bolo tie was his, too. And he loved his many dachshunds.