Pieced by Elizabeth Eastmond, Quilted by Lisa J (Lora’s niece and my friend)
This was the quilt top, and it measures 54″ tall and 43″ wide, before quilting and binding.
Lisa was headed up to Utah to see her Aunt Lora, so after she finished the quilting and binding…
. . . she sewed on the label I made, wrapped it up and took it over to Lora’s assisted living center to present it to her. (More about Lora’s situation can be found *here.*) Lisa and her two daughters arrived the same time as a lot of other cousins, so the room was full. As soon as Lisa brought out the quilt, Lora began to weep. Lisa read the label to her — more tears — and by the time they unfurled it and showed all the signatures, nearly everyone in the room was crying, too.
A few days later, after Lisa finished telling me the story, she gave me a big hug and thanked me for thinking up the idea of the quilt, but really, we thought of it together. I’m really glad we did, as it obviously brought the message to Lora that we loved her and cared for her. And we do.