June 9, 2008

Memory Quilt

"Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more." -Luke 12:48b


This weekend I finished a couch-size quilt for one of my sons' daycare teachers. Miss Heather has been in the toddler room for longer than my boys have been in care there. She is one of those wonderfully loving, patient, sparkling teachers that you never forget. She really enjoys being with the kids; finds them funny and interesting and amazing even when they are exasperating. Punkin adores her and sometimes the only thing that helps him get through the morning goodbye transition is a hug from Miss Heather.

She is in her mid-twenties and hoping to finish school and get into the medical profession. She got a job in a hospital lab so she is leaving the daycare. We will miss her so much! I thank God both my little boys had the benefit of her TLC over the past three years.

The quilt is nine-patch squares in shades of blue. The kids are going to put their hand prints all over it with blue fabric paints. Then everyone (adults and kids) can sign their name with fabric pens.


Kohana said...

I think it is wonderful that you put the time and creativity into showing her your appreciation in a quilt she can keep forever. Heaven knows you don't have spare time lying around and that just makes it all the more precious.

BouBou's said...

What a precious gift for a precious person. Great post!


writer2b said...

Absolutely fantastic idea. The handprints will be an amazing finishing "touch."