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A Gift

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

2 Comments

  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. :)