Friday, April 8, 2016

An Honor

This quilt has been around since 2008.  It was a BOM with a Local Quilt Shop, and it was one of the first quilts I machined quilted myself.

It was loved by one of the cats of the house.  I laid it across my living room chair to dry, and the cat found it before I even left the room.  

Before my dad was put on Hospice, he had asked for one of my quilts to go on his bed, so I asked if he liked this one, and he did.  One night he told me that when he died he wanted me to bury him with this quilt.

When he came home from the hospital and was put on hospice, he was in a hospital bed and he asked for this quilt.  And when I brought it to him, he reminded me that he wanted it in the casket with him to be buried with him.

So it was done, he was draped from the waist down with this quilt and laid to rest on March 31, 2016 in Albuquerque, NM.  These are three of his seven grandchildren at his casket.

I am honored as his daughter and a quilter.



kathy said...

A Beautiful Memory.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Oh Wren, what a tribute! Xxx