This quilt was made by myself and my good friend Jean. For seveal years, there have been four of us friends who meet each week to update, support and pray for each other. This past year, one of our friends was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. When Jean and I went for a trip to Buffalo in January 2011, we were discussing how we would like to make a quilt for our friend. So, when we went into JoAnn's, we found the perfect materials! We put this quilt together in a very short time (we met for 2 Saturdays and completed it all in that time).
When we presented our friend with this quilt, we gave her a note to explain how the quilt came to be and our ideas on why we made it the way we did and what symbolism we used. Here is a part of the note we gave her:
"...we went on our trip to Buffalo, we were talking
about making a quilt for you. It took a
matter of a few minutes to find the material that would be perfect for you and
then we had to decide on a design.
We came up with the attic window. There are several reasons behind this:
butterflies in the windows are a symbol of change that you are and will go
through in your cancer journey.
window represents us, your sisters/friends looking in and watching you as well
as being there with you through your journey.
The outside corners of the blanket include an
embroidered design of ‘praying hands’ which represents our prayers surrounding
This quilt is one of my favourites made to this date. As mentioned, the quilt is the attic quilt design and includes machine embroidery on the outside corners.