Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A Tribute to Mom

One of Mom's First Quilts - Hand Appliqued
My Mother passed away this evening January 17, 2012. 

Mom was patient and kind.  She made friends easily and made it a priority to cultivate friendships. She nurtured a positive attitude through all of life’s storms and tough choices.  She always tried to do right by her family and friends.  Mom was buoyant and hopeful, always seeing the glass half-full.  She was my friend.

We had lots of fun traveling together, going on quilting retreats and sharing quilting fun.  She would brag about my quilts to her friends – I can hear her say “she’s a real artist”.

Mom learned to sew as a young wife, after moving to California from Louisiana to build a life with Dad.  She was diligent and meticulous with her sewing and she became an excellent traditional quilter.

It was my privilege to help her finish her projects as she got older and quilting became more difficult.

I miss you Mom.  Rest in Peace.  I love you.


  1. Blessings of comfort and peace to you and your family at this time, Deborah, as you remember your mother and celebrate her life.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss, Deborah. Losing a parent is heartbreaking. Please take care of yourself. You wrote a loving tribute to your mom, and she is smiling down on you. Sending prayers your way.

  3. Deborah, My heart goes out to you at this time of great loss and sadness. You were given the blessing of a wonderful mother and she was given the blessing of a dedicated, precious daughter. There are no words to assuage the here and now pain of your loss but know that all your friends are holding you close to their hearts.

  4. Deborah-your post is a lovely tribute to your mom. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  5. Deb - Sorry about the passing of your mom. Sounds like you guys had a great relationship to cherish.

  6. Deborah, what a beautiful tribute to your Mother. I am so sorry for your loss. Eileen

  7. Deborah, you are a wonderful, loving daughter. What a special tribute to your mother. David and I will lift you and your family up in prayer as you go through this trial. Trish

  8. Deborah, what a lovely tribute to your mom. I'm so sorry for your loss.

  9. Deborah, what a gift your Mom was to you, and you to her. Your relationship is a treasure you will always have, and smiling with the memories will help you with the process of letting her go. Smile often! Ricki


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