Saturday, September 6, 2008

I couldn't wait to share

I was going to hold these pictures until tomorrow, but I just couldn't wait to share them. I finished the quilt tonight and wanted to share with everyone who reads this blog because I'm pleased with the finished quilt. It measures 60 x 84 inches. This is the quilt for Matt Garcia's mom. Matt was the city councilman who was shot on Sept 2. I'm going to give it to a student of mine who will be going to his funeral on Tuesday and is a friend of the family. I met him once, when my daughter was recognized as a valedictorian last June. My heart breaks for his mother. Being separated from my own daughter is hard, but at least I can talk to her every day. I wanted this mother to know that I'm praying for her and I hope this quilt brings her some comfort.


Nancy said...

She is going to love and treasure your quilt. It will be perfect for those times when she is feeling low: she can wrap herself in love.

Carol E. said...

You'll never guess... but here in the middle of Minnesota this coincidence happened. Last Sunday a guy at church stood up and said they had been in CA and met the nicest young man, a very young councilman, and two days later he was shot dead. The guy was teary eyed and cracky voiced. Matt really impressed him, and he was shaken by his death. I couldn't believe I had just read about him, and heard about the quilt you're making, and then this guy at church had met him. Small world. The quilt turned out beautiful. You can be very proud of your work.