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« on: May 08, 2009 07:40:13 PM »

So my friend's son died tragically in a car accident and she had his organs donated. When the donor quilt came to Phoenix, she asked me if I would make a quilt block in rememberance of her son for the donor quilt. She was then invited to the pinning where family and loved ones where asked to come pin their block to the existing quilt. It was quite a moving experience; I cried so hard at times while making the block, I had to put it down. I had worked with my friend for several years at this point and I had picked up on details of her personality that I incorporated into the quilt as well as details about her son.



My friend always wears bracelets, bangles, watches, charm bracelets- anything for the wrist, she adores wearing. That is how I represented her in the block - the gold heart is a bracelet with a real clasp. On the bracelet are the 'charms' that represent her son: he had a Boston terrier, he drove a green car, he loved to ride his bike, the angel says 'forever', a red heart for love and in the center was a quote my friend wrote out for me in her hand writing that I transfered and hand embrodiered. The blue was his favorite color and the main block was cut out of the back of one of his blue bike shirts.

 Cry I'm crying my eyes out as I finish this!
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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2009 08:01:08 PM »

What an honour to be able to make this.

I hope it brought some healing.

Well done!
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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2009 05:36:18 AM »

Wow, that is a fantastic honor.  You did a great job incorporating both mom and son. 
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