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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Part three of a special story....

A few weeks ago I told you about a lovely lady called Diana and who I was called upon play a part in helping her to complete a quilt started by her sister ten years earlier before she passed away.  You can read about it here and here.   The quilt was for Diana's niece for her 18th birthday and not long after the birthday Diana forwarded some photos of her niece receiving the quilt. 

As a little background, Diana's sister Robyn had stitched 20 blocks by hand and Betty her mother embroidered a heart on each one so they would start out on the finished quilt.  Then Diana, who had never sewn before managed to sew the remaining 36 blocks with a little help from Betty and some friends.  Our mutual friend, and my quilt group friend, Cynthia, helped Diana put the quilt top together and then they came to me for help, moral support really, with the quilting which Diana did completely by herself on the machine - remember she had hardly sewn before!

When the day came, the niece K had no idea and neither did her dad. Tears freely flowed from family and friends alike.  As Diana said "It is a wonderful thing that K can wrap herself in her mum."
Diana also said "It would have been so easy to make excuses. Life is all about the small special
moments -  this is one of them!"  What beautiful words and what a lovely family!

Now enjoy the photos that Diana has given me permission to share.

Betty, (Grandma), K and Diana

Kind of makes you feel all warm and fuzzy doesn't it! Gotta love quilting.

Till next time, Happy stitching!


  1. The quilt is beautiful! What a joy to be part of this wonderful gift to Diana's niece.

  2. Phew! I could cry a river right now! Yes, a wonderful story - thanks!

  3. Makes me cry too! Thanks for sharing this wonderful moment, Jan-Maree!


  4. Me too! What a wonderful story, and a wonderful quilt.

  5. That is one remarkable quilt for a first timer. Is she hooked on quilting by now?

  6. Oh what a beautiful special story (tissues needed)and such a treasure for that young woman to have her Mums work.

  7. What a beautiful treasure for K! I know you are proud to have been part of the process, regardless how small or how much. Please give our thanks to the family for allowing you to post photos....they really add a finishing touch to this heartwarming story.


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