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A Gift

Posted on Feb 10, 2013 by in Life | 2 comments


This is a post that I’ve delayed writing for several weeks, not because I didn’t want to write it. More like, I don’t feel like my words can do justice for my feelings. So reading knowing, this all means a lot to me even if my words fail me

Three years ago, I started the Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild more for myself than anything else. The modern quilting movement was gaining ground. New chapters were forming. I want to be apart of it all. I stepped out of my comfort zone and started a new chapter. My life hasn’t been the same since. I have many new friends. I’m inspired daily by their talent and generosity. I enjoy quilting even more than I did three years ago.

In January, our guild elected new officers. I was officially stepping down as president. Others were interested in leading the group, I was ready to let others lead. During show and tell, Colleen shared this awesome quilt made from Kati’s Honeycomb pattern.


Then she turned it over, explaining that various members of the quilt make blocks for the back and the quilt is for me! I was shocked. I didn’t anticipate this at all.


I love this quilt. Thanks to everybody that made it possible. Every time I look at it I’m reminded of how fortunate I am.


  1. I am so glad you like it Rachel! You absolutely deserve it. Thank you so much for getting our group going.

  2. Rachel, for some reason I’ve had you on my brain for a while, wondering how life, graduate work, full time employment, and quilting was treating you. I thought of the last meeting I was able to go to, and being to talk to you for a little bit. I’m eating great European chocolate and not any the skinnier for it. I wish that I could have added a block to your quilt, and it warms my heart that they did it for you! I really miss meetings in your front room, and realize that the quilt guild will never be the same, or that will happen again, but I miss it anyhow! Just wanted to send some love your way. When you graduate, think about a vacation to Italy. :)