I’ve never given much thought towards “memorial quilts” and what they might entail. I recently had the privilege to work on one for a colleague. There wasn’t much to work with, very few outfits, as her sweet baby girl passed at four months of age many years ago.
What a humbling opportunity. Although, I did not know this mother so long ago when this tragedy happened, working on this quilt was a little emotional for me. Each little smocked dress or printed sleeper has a story I am sure.
I have a new found perspective, respect, and awareness of what a memorial quilt might mean to the receiver.
I enjoyed the challenge of maintaining the character of each piece of clothing or accessory (collars, smocking, weaving or embroidery), making this unique quilt one-of-a-kind.
Have a good day! – – Joanne