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Quilt Legacy

by | Sep 27, 2010 | , | Mama's Patchwork | 3 comments

Even though her fingertips were raw to the bone and the hour was late, she kept weaving in and out, in and out. The double wedding ring quilt had to be done in time for her child’s big day. Each thread and piece of material was important. They were picked carefully and placed in just the right spot.

It was her gift to them. A labour of love.

One of my mom’s favourite hobbies was quilting. All of her children and grandchildren have a quilt made by her. She wove love in every stitch.

This is also how she lived her life. She put love into everything she touched, and into every person who knew her.

Mom chose her threads in life wisely to teach us kids about life and show us what Jesus did for us. Like every curious child, she knew we were watching, so she quilted carefully.

When Mom encountered the storms of life, her stitches were rough and uneven, but they were still there. She didn’t quit. When times were joyous, her stitches were even and straight. Her hand was steady.

Mom taught me many lessons in life and in this blog journey I would like to share some of them. I will talk about happy moments and difficult ones. Each one equally important.

Throughout her life, Mom had ups and downs, but all together they formed “Mama’s Patchwork” leaving our family with an awesome legacy.

I miss her terribly, but I know she’s creating a new quilt with her friends and Jesus in heaven!

Proverbs 31:13 (KJV)

She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

P.S. In the picture below, my sister (Sue), Mom and I are laying on top of one of the many quilts Mom made.


  1. Stephanie

    Priceless, Dar!
    Thank you so much for being willing to share more memories that carry such deep emotion.

  2. Julie Richmond

    Wow! I do have such great memories of Grammie quilting! She always had a quilt on the go. The quilt she made for John & I will always be my favorite, most precious wedding gift we received. I look forward to hearing some of the life lessons Grammie taught you, she definitely lived her life for Christ always!

  3. susan steeves

    Hey Sis,

    Of course you know I got choked up reading this . You have such an amazing way to write and show emotion at the same time. I had my quilt that you we talking about on the line the other day and all my clients commented on how beautiful it was!!! Love ya. and you are right Mom left us a legacy of lessons that have enriched all our lives.


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