We wanted her quilt completed as a tribute, as a memorial and as a way of showing her our love and friendship. We had no great hope of getting it done in time, but we were going to do our darnedest. The quilt will in any case be donated to raise funds for research (see this post for more details), but we hoped she’d be able to lie under it and feel the quilty hugs sewn into it.
Well, there’s nothing like a challenge. The idea was raised on 5th January, and the quilt was completed and mailed to our friend on 5th February, one month to the day. And here it is.
We owe a great debt of gratitude to Sue Brown and her son James Brown. Sue pieced and bound the quilt, and James kindly donated his longarm quilting services, which I think you’ll agree is beautiful. If you’re interested in seeing examples of his work or discussing a possible commission, his Facebook page can be found here so you can contact him.
I will be in Melbourne later this month and hope to visit Ovarian Cancer Australia. I will be offering to create a quilt a year to be sold to raise funds. If there is anyone out there who’d like to take part in this, just leave a comment below. I promise to keep the deadlines a bit more manageable!