|Kim and Matt's wedding quilt|
When I stop to think how my quilts have celebrated so many milestones for those that I care about and choose to share my meager talents with, I have to pause for a moment in slight awe. Our quilts celebrate babies, birthdays, anniversaries and graduations. They give comfort to those that are sick and families in mourning. What better way to show those we care for than that.
I made my mother in law a quilt about 5 years ago after she had hip surgery. I know she treasured that quilt. She passed away last week. What to do with the quilt that she loved? What better tribute to her than to share that quilt with others. So in her spirit, I gave it to the ICU where she spent the last 3 days of her life to give comfort to others in their time of need.
|My Mother in Law's quilt|
Many of the quilts I am working on now are what I refer to as homeless quilts. I have no one in mind when I'm making them, but I am now giving those homeless quilts to hospice here in town and to the ICU where mom was in WI. They are filled with scraps of memories from the celebrations in life. Those baby quilts, birthday, graduations, anniversaries etc., will now be giving comfort to those that need it most. I suppose that it's fitting that quilts are there at the beginning of our lives, through our lives and at the end too. Life is a series of celebrations and I intend to quilt them all!!!
|Homeless Quilt that found a home with Hospice of Dubuque|