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
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.