I met Lorraine around 2010 when she first contacted me about quilting for her. Like so many people who I quilt for a friendship evolved.
Lorraine made so many quilts and most were very large and always gifts she was so kind and full of wisdom. I always picked up her quilts and after quilting and attaching her bindings I would return them to her and enjoy a nice long visit.
When she moved into a retirement home a few years ago she told me that she was finished quilting, not long after she called me and said all the people there ever talk about is how old they are and what was wrong with themselves. So she said that she had turned her utility closet into her new sewing room and would I mind quilting a few more quilts for her.
I delivered her final quilt to her on June 6th
This morning I read that she passed away peacefully on June 7th at the age of 89. I will miss her gift of friendship.
7 thoughts on “Lorraine”
OH my goodness! What a sad day you are having. I want to be like Lorraine—quilting when I’m 89. She is a role model for sure. But I want to be like YOU too—sweet inside and out. I am carrying you in my heart today.
Thank you! 💕
Wonderful story of a nice long friendship Wendy, the joys of quilting!💙
I love this story if your friendship. Since I’ve moved to Arizona, I needed to find someone to do the long arm quilting. Whenever I leave my quilt, I tell my husband that she and I could be good friends. I see thus happening.
She had it right all the way up to the end, do what you love! We are lucky to know this wonderful craft. A lovely story, I am sorry for your loss.
What a sweet friendship! (hugs)
A touching story. I hope I am never too old to quilt.