Ruth’s Legacy

St. Pious X Steeple, New Orleans, Louisiana

St. Pious X Steeple, New Orleans, Louisiana

My Aunt Ruth passed two years ago this month, and when I was at her funeral in New Orleans, I looked up into the steeple of St. Pious X, the church where she had attended daily mass for a gazillion years, and I knew what I should do to pay tribute to the spiritual legacy she left our family. Aunt Ruth was the first lady I knew who went to daily mass.  Before her, I didn’t even realize that they offered church on weekdays.  (Sorry, Mom and Dad, but it’s true.)  So I made this quilt, that I will pass on to my Uncle Lucien, or one of her sons… as soon as I can part with it.  I was hoping to show it at QuiltCon, but it didn’t make the cut.  Maybe I’ll shoot for Dallas or San Antonio this year.

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Feel free to click on the image to see it larger.  As you can see, I had a lot of fun quilting it, too.  I was working on this trying to beat the QuiltCon deadline entry, so I channeled Aunt Ruth, and you know, I think she heard me because my tension was flawless, and my thread did not break once.  It was the perfect quilting day with Aunt Ruth guiding me at my machine.

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One Response to Ruth’s Legacy

  1. Candy says:

    That is a beautiful quilt and such a sweet post.

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