Sunday, June 20, 2010

A Memorial

Last February my brother passed away suddenly from a massive heart attack. He was 59 years old. After his death I asked his girlfriend if she would like a memorial quilt made from some of his shirts. I also included fabric that represented some of his interests over the years. He enjoyed playing pool, fishing, camping, playing cards, and working on cars just to name a few. I choose to make a rag quilt because I felt it suited him the best. He lived on the family farm, he was a little rough around the edges but he has a generous heart. I wasn't close to my brother and we had some unresolved issues at the time of his death. By making his quilt I was able to come to terms with how things were left between us. A type of therapy I guess. I would strongly encourage anyone who has issues with another person try to resolve them as quickly as possible because you never know what the future holds.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

It was in the mail!

I participated in an Embroidery Mini Quilt Swap. I received a wonderful surprise in the mail this morning. My partner sent my mini this morning and it is beautiful. A big thank-you to my partner Linda from Hamilton. She did a marvelous job.

These are the minis I sent to my partner.