Saturday, February 14, 2009

when a quilters passes away

I was given the news that a very dear friend of mine passed away this week after a very courageous battle with cancer.
Sharon will be deeply missed by her family and friends
But, her quilts will live on for years and I am lucky enough to own a few of them.
I sat down this morning and put down a few words. This is unedited, they are words from my heart. Sharon, I will miss you.

When a quilter passes away.

The sewing machine will now gather dust
The rotary cutter will begin to rust.
The sewing room will have a strange hush
When a quilter passes away

Her family will gather the stash
It’s hard for them to know what to keep
Her guild may get a big heap
When a quilter passes away

The quilt’s she has made in the past
Now become treasures and stored to last
A symbol of her love they will stay
When a quilter passes away.


Desiree said...

My sympathy on the passing of your friend. I pray the Lord will comfort you! Beautiful poem.

Ele said...

You are a true gem, my dear. I know just how you feel, as I lost my quilting mentor about 3 years ago, but I do not have any of her quilts, just a warm feeling where she lives in my heart. You are lucky your friend shared her talents with you, as I am, because you have shared with me, and I count myself well and truly blessed to have you as a friend.

Love and hugs and prayers of peace for you.

MYRA said...

My sympathies go out to you...

What a beautiful poem...and oh so true...

Take care...

Kathy Brenner said...

My sympathies for your loss. It was the same for me when I loss Mildred McNeal who taught me to crochet. She left me her yarn and memories :o)

Betweens said...

Penny so sorry for your loss from one quilter to another, you have wonderful memories of her..we are so fortunate that we can leave something so precious to our friends and family (our quilts)
thanks for sharing your quilters lament..suggestion to put it on one of her quilts for your memory of her.