Passage Quilting™ with Ruth Anne

Yesterday Ruth Anne came to the studio to quilt with me on a memorial quilt made from her mother’s clothing. I finished the quilt top last month, which was started by Ruth Anne in a Passage Quilting™ workshop, that I facilitated in Cincinnati last fall.

We had a great time, talking about her mom, creativity, work, relationships, money and all sorts of topics relevant to two women our age. We quilted about a third of the quilt in a free handed scalloped  pattern in shades of green pearl cotton. Ruth Anne is a needle woman in her own right and did a great job quilting.

At the end of the day Ruth Anne took the quilt to finish on her own. I pre-made the bias binding from her mother’s clothing scraps. Once she quilts and binds, she plans to add embellishments of buttons, and the small charms of the Catholic saints collected by her mother. I can’t wait to see how she completes the project. All in all this was a fabulous collaboration between me, Ruth Anne and her dear mother Dolores Wolfe.

Check out the evolution of the Wolfe memorial quilt.

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3 Responses to Passage Quilting™ with Ruth Anne

  1. Paula says:

    Hi, Sherri, have so enjoyed reading about your bereavement quilts and process.

    I have been repairing quilts from my uncle’s home as gifts for my cousins. He died in March. One quilt in particular has required a lot of work and I have enjoyed the time, thinking about who might have made it. As you can imagine I have become attached to it and so last night decided to put it on my bed – only to discover negative energies emanating from it. Ghosts of someone in pain and suffering came to mind. Have others had these types of experiences in working with clothes of the deceased? Please share any experiences you may have had.
    Thanks, Paula

  2. Isabelle says:

    Wonderful moments spent around a beautiful quilt sharing memories of a loved one. This is so much part of quilting, each stitch like a thought.

  3. Lynda M O says:

    A marvelous experience for all three of you !~! The quilt is so emblematic of Mrs Wolfe–what a tribute.

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