Here is a quilt that has really mattered to me. Several years ago, probably more than a dozen, my mother-in-law, Jane, told me about a quilt that her sister-in-law, Shirley, was putting together. Shirley was gathering fabrics from all over during their travels. She was also hand cutting and hand piecing this future masterpiece. Skip forward to last year and I had the opportunity to quilt this beauty for Shirley. It became a family affair. Shirley and her daughter-in-law had finished the top. Jane told her about my love of quilting and desire to finish it for her. The four of us banded together across the miles to finish this beautiful masterpiece. This past week the Wade family celebrated Shirley’s life and although I wasn’t able to go to the funeral, my mother-in-law said that amongst a display of things Shirley loved was the quilt. Jane said she enjoyed sharing the story of the quilt’s making with all the relatives. Quilts really do matter!