Here is a quilt for my son, Chris, which I began when he was in college. He wanted a black quilt, but I said, “No way.” I decided on dark blue with a simple Amish style pattern. I got it almost quilted when he got engaged and married. She had a different color scheme planned, so I put it away all these years. He lived through cancer and a divorce, then side effects in recent years. I hoped to finish it for him, but he passed away in April.
Last week I read about Cynthia Brunz’s idea for volunteers to finish a quilt for another. I took the quilt to my local Monona Quilters on Monday and one of the members very kindly offered to finish the quilt so it could be donated to a local charity called Road Home. This group provides housing for homeless families. I am so very grateful that it will go to a family who really needs it. Chris was a very generous person and would have appreciated that.
This quilt will be my small tribute to Chris, who was taken too soon. I am grateful to have this new community of caring quilting friends, both near and far, who have helped me to focus on a way to give of myself and my talents now and in the future.
I link up with RSC15 at superscrappy.blogspot.com, Sew Cute Tuesday at blossomheartquilts.com and Throwback Thursday at kristaquilts.blogspot.com.