is the block I stitched in February of 2001, a design from Stoney Creek. It will
be one of 12 blocks made from stitchers all over the world to be made into a quilt,
and then raffled by the Meadowlark Hospice in Kansas. In all, 4 quilts will be
made, with accompanying pillows to match.
chose to stitch this particular block in memory of our daughter, M Louise Boston,
who was killed in a head on collision on October 10, 2000 at the age of 19.This
was her 11 year old brother's birthday. Butterflies were her favorite motif, and
she spent a large part of her time doing volunteer work and taking care of my
best friend, who died a month after her of esophageal cancer. Louise was in her
second year of college, where she held a 3.85 grade average and held 3 part time
jobs. She tutored disabled children in high school every day during her lunch,
and volunteered at the college dean's office. She also volunteered for the Students
Against Drunk Driver's, and was both a vice president and later president of her
4-H group. She won many ribbons at the local county fair in cooking and sewing.
As you can see, Louise was a very beautiful girl, but her heart was even more
Hospice has impacted
my life in so many ways, not only with the dignity of passage of my dearest friend
Doretta Winslow, but also with the passing of my father in 1998 of Alzheimer's
Disease. They made it possible for my father to die at my home with dignity, surrounded
by those he loved in a place that he loved.
fabric for this project and the project hosting was provided by fouroaks designs,
our needlework design company. It is our first charity project, and we are very
honored to be involved in such a worthwhile project. Many thanks to the others
involved with all the work behind the scenes that went into the stitching part
of this project, including Linda Yarrow, KathieB, and PatA, not to mention the
almost 50 stitchers. Without them, this project never would have become a reality!