Today I went to my quilting group at church. I made a quilt top out of some beautifully appliquéd and hand embroidered snowmen that I'd gotten from a fellow author, Cheryl Sterling. Cheryl and her husband recently sold everything and moved from the eternal winter in Michigan to sunny Hawaii. Before they left, Cheryl gave me several tubs and boxes full of fabric and quilt supplies. A lot of the fabric had already been cut into squares, and some had been sewn into nine-patches and other designs.
I shared some of these squares with the other quilters, and we combined Cheryl's squares with other fabric to create several quilts that will go to the hospital, the veterans' home, and a women's shelter. All the pictures on this page are quilts made with fabric from Cheryl's former stash.
This got me thinking. By giving us this fabric, she's left a legacy in this town she left. Several people will benefit from the warmth generated by these quilts, and the designs she created will give them pleasure. And since she's an author, she's left a legacy with her books. People can enjoy them while staying warm wrapped in her blankets.
Of course, where Cheryl is, she doesn't need any blankets.
Well done, Ms Sterling.