Back in 2009, our friend Chris915 had to have a surgery to remove a toe. Her health issues really did plague her for a long time.
Anyway, our friend, Jacky, thought that it was time for Chris to receive a quilt. She'd already been through so much in her life. We decided that if people would donate small pieces of fabric, that I would sew them into a quilt for her. The response was so huge, I ended up making a quilt for her and a quilt for her DH too.
Our friend, Malou, was able to attend Chris' funeral yesterday. When she arrived, the family had a display of those two quilts that we made and sent to them. There were also some mini quilts that had been sent to help Cheer Chris' hospital room.
So many times we make a block or donate toward a project and then forget about it. These quilts meant so much to Chris and Bobby. Just wanted to thank everyone who donated and let you know how much these quilts have been loved.
The blue quilt draped over the chair was for Bobby. This yellow quilt was the one for Chris.
I remember donating some fat quarters for those quilts. What a beautiful display of the things she loved at the funeral service. She will be missed so much on this board. My pr@yers go out to Bobby & her family.
We live in the home of the free...because of the brave.
Without you Jill the quilts would never of been more then a wish.You did such an awesome job on them.Little did we know they would be at Cris's funeral.Been such a long hard battle for Chris.I'm so glad she's no longer in pain!
BLESSED WITH THE BEST !!!!
Thank you Jill for posting those photos and I'm glad that MB members have a chance to see their good works and donating do mean so much to the recipient.
It was overwhelming when my Don and I walked into the funeral home yesterday and saw this display. The MB and its members meant so much to Chris. Bobby said it this way "With Chris being home bound her quilting friends WERE her friends and a big part of her life, and they meant so much to her. I wanted that part of her life here today, the quilts, so people know how lucky she was to have her quilting friends."
It was a special time for me to look at those beautiful quilts, and the little quilts, and know Chris loved each piece of fabric and every stitch and that we made her happy with our love, care and giving.
Your gifts were obviously very much appreciated!!
Helping to fight Alzheimer's one little quilt at a time. AAQI
Oh my, brought tears to my eyes.
What a nice gesture, to have the quilts Chris loved with her at the last. RIP Chris.
Does this hat make my butt look big?
OH-I don't think I could have made it at the funeral. As soon as I saw the quilts and stuff-I would've lost it. I'm such a sentimental slob.
Let me go dry my face-sure will miss her! Think about our other members we've lost since I joined-hope their families are getting along well.
Anyone heard from Talias Mom? Wondering how Sebastian is doing-
She is going to be missed by all of us who knew & loved her.
How heart warming to know just how much Chris and Bobby enjoyed their gifts.
I'm not one who's good at coming up with ideas, but am so glad someone is, and gives me the opportunity to participate in such loving acts for others. Thanks, WQFC.
I remember everyone getting together to send in blues & yellows and axiously waiting to see the end result. How wonderful that these quilts gave Chirs & Bobby so much comfort and joy. She will certainly be missed.
l hope the quilts will continue to bring comfort to Bobby. That was such an awesome thing for him to do.
l would be unstopable IF l could get started!!!
It is the little things in life that do matter, isn't it?
Here's the folks we are sharing our caring with.
Thank you for posting this beautiful picture of our friends ... I think that is the best one ever - she looks so healthy and so happy and in love with that nice man Look at him smiling over her .. and judging from what we were following he was like that every day every night thru these painful months.
She will indeed be missed ... and I'll bet thats the smile he'll get when he gets there
Thanks again - so nice for her friends to see the Chris we all knew and cared for!
I cannot change 'things', but I can change how I feel about them. Me.
Wounded Warrior Project
What a beautiful display at her funeral...so touching.
My SIL died last month in Indiana and her DH had a laptop set up with pictures randomly changing of her life from a young age forward. I really liked that idea too.
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We can have more than we've got, because we can become more than we are. --Jim Rohn
Gosh I had forgotten about that ...you did a super job WQFC...I am so moved by Bobby's sensitivity to Chris and his unconditional love for her.
Thanks for sharing the pictures with us.
That is so wonderful. TFS
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