Saturday, May 7, 2011

In memory...

Last week, my mother called to let me know that Grandma had passed away. For those of you who have been followers since my blog beginning, you've already heard me talk about Grandma from time to time. She was my last living Grandma and was the one who moved out of her apartment and into a nursing home in 2007; at which time I was gifted all of her quilting supplies and fabric. This was also the time when my quilting moved into a state of obsession, much to do with all the fabric inheritance.

In 2009, I finished Grandma and Me and gifted it to my parents. My mother brought it out for the wake and funeral and asked me to type up a dedication printout to show along side the quilt.

In memory...

16 comments:

Pat said...

What a wonderful tribute to your Grandmother. It is so wonderful that your memories were included in the tribute and a quilt is a great gift of rememberence.

Quilter Kathy said...

So sorry to hear about your Grandma. What a lovely tribute to her and to the tradition of quilting in your family.

Tracy said...

I'm sorry for your loss. But what a great way to honor her with the quilt!

Andee said...

So very sad to lose your last Grandma...less than a year after I lost my last on too. She will forever be in your heart and will be evident in your quilting. Your tribute to her and the quilt made me tear up. Hugs.

Miss 376 said...

I'm so sorry, but what a wonderful way to remember her. The quilt will be treasured for years to come, and now you have it's history in writing, no one will forget

Amanda said...

It feels as if there's a bit of a hole left in time when you lose your last grandparent, but what a lovely memory you have of her in your quilt.

Angela said...

Sorry to hear your sad news. Your quilt and the dedication you wrote are lovely, what a lovely thing to have to remember your Grandma by

Ellen said...

The quilt you made and the dedication you wrote is such a lovely tribute to your grandma. I truly feel that when you use her fabrics and scraps you are honouring the memory and the love you had for her.

scraphappy said...

So sorry to hear about your Grandma. Losing a loved one is never easy. What a great legacy she has left though, in your love of quilting. Such a great tribute to her life.

Linda said...

Beautiful Amy. An awesome tribute to your Grandma. I am sure she was proud of how you have become an accomplished quilter. Memories are with us always--that is why it is so important to make new memories for our families.

SheilaC said...

So sorry to hear about your Grandmother.... the quilt you made in her memory is gorgeous.

Hugs
SheilaC

Alycia said...

So sorry to hear about your grandma. What an Honor to recieve all of her quilting things. She did a great job inspiring you!

Gari said...

What a nice legacy your grandmother left you. My grandma was a hand piecer/quilter but she died long before I learned to love quilting and my machine. But I know she watches every stitch I make and loves what I do. Your grandmother must have been very proud of you, too.

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

So sorry to hear about your grandma. Just another reminder to cherish your family/friends while they're here.

Linda said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandma. Your tribute was lovely. I'm glad you have your sweet memories and she inspired you so much. Your gift to your parents of the quilt you made with her scraps and yours was lovely. My prayers are with you and your parents for your loss.

Candace said...

I know I'm late, but I'm sorry for your loss and very touched by your beautiful tribute to your Grandma.