April 12, 2007

Quilting Closure

Some of you may have been wondering about The Quilt. I do have a final picture of it, taken with this cute little new camera my husband bought me to replace the very nice digital camera I lost in the Great Camping Flood of 2007.

If you recall, each child making their First Holy Communion, created a quilt square. In turn, a couple mothers and I sewed them together, and then I quilted the entire gargantuan 80 square masterpiece.

We are not sure where this quilt will go. I have told many of the Moms, "You do NOT want this quilt". It goes to a family or institution that needs prayer. Past quilts have adorned caskets of their recipients. One of the quilts I put together is adorning a wall at the local children's cancer center. Another is hanging in a woman's and children homeless shelter.

We may never know who receives this quilt. Sometimes they are quietly given to a family in need. I don't need to know. It does not provide closure to me. Closure was in its being finished. But I do hope that whoever receives it, realizes how much love went into it. I know I grow very attached, but each little hand that touched it was as attached, if not more so, than I.

The Quilt

quilt07.jpg Posted by Boudicca at April 12, 2007 06:39 AM | TrackBack

Comments

That is beautiful.

Posted by: vw bug at April 12, 2007 07:07 AM

.. goodness, what vw said..... what a wonderful task....

Posted by: Eric at April 12, 2007 07:29 AM

Beautiful!

Posted by: oddybobo at April 12, 2007 08:38 AM

Ditto what everyone said. That has to be a very difficult task. Not physically, but mentally, emotionally. Not many could do it, let alone as beautifully as you and the others have.

Walrilla

Posted by: Walrilla at April 12, 2007 08:53 AM

wow

and also: better you than me, as I cannot sew

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at April 12, 2007 08:56 AM

Wow

Posted by: Vicky at April 12, 2007 12:23 PM

I once completed a giant jigsaw puzzle all by myself.

Posted by: Toluca Nole at April 12, 2007 05:10 PM

TN- You only took CREDIT for it if I recall. I did teh puzzle and some old aunt thought YOU did it! Heh.

Posted by: Bou at April 12, 2007 09:11 PM