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Last week I did a post called Handmade Hugs about a quilt I made for my sister from my grandmother's shirt. I loved reading each and every comment and so glad it brought you smiles and memories of people that were important in your life.
One of my best customers, Sharon Decker, who has since become a very good friend, shared this with me and I just had to share it with you.
Sharon's email to me:
I loved your little framed quilt. I love using the pockets in memory quilts. My niece's husband died almost 2 years ago at only 46. I offered to make quilts for her and their two daughters and one son. I made quilts for each of the kids and something special for Jenny, my niece. I had been making the appliqued pieces from "Affairs of the Heart" and had quite a few done. Jenny sent me two shirts of Dan's that she really liked and I used those to make her a jacket. I used the shirt they bought when they took a trip to Hawaii as the sashing between the brightly colored "Heart" blocks. For the lining, I used almost all of one of the shirts. Now when she puts the jacket on, she is "hugged" by his "arms" because the sleeves of the shirt are now the linings for the two sleeves and the body of the shirt is the lining for the body of the jacket. I thought it was a fitting tribute to a very nice person who was loved by all who knew him. Here is what the jacket looks like (and my husband Al). "
Sharon told me that Dan died from cancer. He passed away quickly after his diagnosis. I think this jacket was such an incredible gift for her niece. I can't imagine the pain she will always carry with her knowing her dear husband left this beautiful world so early.
Thank you Sharon for allowing me to post this. Thank you also for your friendship. Quilting has a way of bringing people together. Patching together bits and pieces of all our lives, the celebrations, the heartaches, the wins, the loses. Truly it is quilting a friendship.
Hugs, friends and quilt blocks to you,
Michelle and the Bunnies