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How wonderful! I made my first quilt the same way, also instructed by my grandmother. Only we would tie our quilts rather than hand quilt them. I actually learned to hand quilt by book. My favorite book was called That Perfect Stitch by Roxanne McElroy. She had a company that also sold amazing metal thimbles. She has since passed away but her family still sells needles and thimbles.
I also suggest picking up some hand quilting books by Alex Anderson—she is one of modern quilting’s most amazing hand quilters.In the meantime, here are a couple of videos on hand quilting that can give you a good place to start: