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Since January 1, 2012, my goal is to write a daily sentence or two (or paragraph or two) about gratitude of the day and to include one photo (at least) that I took that day (but will add others from time to time). It has definitely been a challenge most days throughout the past eight years, and welcomed the challenge again this year - 2020 - Covid and all. I hope you will continue the ride with me!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

A T-Shirt Quilt for the "Record Books" on 9/11

Over the summer, I was commissioned to make two T-Shirt memory quilts for a family, one for a brother that passed away, and one for their father. I tend to work in pairs, but one of the quilts stood out to me, because it so happens that the quilt for the brother, Jim White, died on September 11th, 2001. (I only figured it out last week). He worked for Cantor Fitzgerald and was one of 658 employees working on the top five floors of the World Trade Center North Tower. Interestingly, I worked on Jim's quilt all day and finished it 17 years after that maddening day. I felt it was kind of divine intervention on how it all played out for me today; in that,  I felt I was led to work and finish it for the family today. A full circle moment, perhaps...

I will work on the father's quilt, or the second one of the pair, tomorrow. I'm grateful to have the privilege to work on Jim's quilt for his remaining family. And, lastly, Jim was the only Clemson Alumni to die on 9/11.

Our hearts still hurt from that day over a decade and an half ago.

United We Stand!


1 comment:

Quilting Nan said...

I love the way Mr. Guinness is running after the dog, and the argyle sweater in the center is perfect. I'm sure that will be a cherished heirloom for the family.