This year has been a tough one for Trudy. Her son died after a valiant fight with cancer and in the middle of his last days she was hit by a car while in a cross walk. The accident left her with a major gash in her leg that had to heal before they could do reconstructive surgery on her knee. Tough stuff... but Trudy is tougher.
When a member (and friend) in our local quilt guild suggested that a comfort quilt be made for Trudy, I immediately jumped on the team. It was definitely a collaborative effort with design input from Misses Stitches, The Green Bag Lady, myself and Mirka (the leader of the group). The quilting was done by Suzanne Friedland. Mirka gets the award for most time and effort and for pulling it all together (a couple of times). To be able to work with such thoughtful women to create something meaningful was truly a joy. I was really happy with how it turned out.
Have you ever been involved in a "comfort quilt" project? I recently learned of this project: do. Good Stitches and was really impressed with what they are doing and creating. I do believe that acts of love and kindness are priceless gifts -- like friendship.
In case you are curious, the fabrics used in this organic cotton comfort quilt are: Vein, Thirty-nine, 10 Flowers, Fields of Honey, Morning Dew and Solid Scarlet.