I met an older quilter
with a vision.
She wanted to share her passion for quilting
and provide a venue for others to learn and work together.
She started a delightful little quilting group
that I decided to join one day.
This was huge for me, as I'm not a joiner.
Edith and I clicked right away.
I loved this woman.
Sadly, she passed away quite suddenly
and I miss her terribly.
But she shared a pattern with me
that brings me great joy to work on.
I travel many long hours during the fall and spring,
and always have a "to go" project prepared
to fill the time on the road and in the air.
That fall, following her death, I began to work her pattern.
I don't have any pictures of Edith.
Our precious time together was
before I afforded myself a (digital) camera
that I never left home without.
But, someday, I have what will be a
beautiful, bright, and cheery quilt
to remind me of her positive and encouraging manner.
I work on putting it together a little every summer,
however, because it's for me,
it always takes a back seat to other projects.
But someday, I will feel Edith's warm embrace
whenever we met,
Her little quilting group?
They still meet once a week for a couple of hours.
It's more a social gathering now,
without Edith's guidance.
And I've moved on.