Jan 28, 2019

Picture of the Day: Grandma’s Handmade Quilts

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Reddit user tits_mcgheee recently shared this photo with the following, incredibly moving caption:


“My Grandmother’s handmade quilts draped over the pews at her funeral. She made over 100 for every special occasion. Before she passed, she made four more, one for each of her unmarried grandchildren to be given to us on our wedding days.”


The post touched a lot of people and the photo quickly rose to the top spot on the front page. In the comments the redditor added some additional information on his grandmother, who clearly had a big impact on his life:


“She passed away this week at age 84, as bright as ever. She was born on a farm in upstate New York in 1932. Despite her fathers strong disapproval, she traveled the world for years with my grandfather. They even passed through the iron curtain to visit the USSR in the 1960s.
In addition to traveling the world, she was valedictorian of her graduating class (my grandfather was salutatorian!) raised 6 children, took care of her sisters, and ran a successful dairy farm for 35 years.
She was an avid gardener and the best grandmother to her 13 grandchildren. She treated all of us as her favorites, including my half sister who was not technically her grandchild. That never mattered to this wonderful woman.
She knitted over 100 unique quilts, one for every life event (graduations, weddings). Her quilts adorn our couches, beds, walls, and are a constant reminder of how much she loved us. She is my role model and I love and miss her dearly. Here is a photo of them in Hong Kong in 1969 [source]





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