The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Friday, October 17, 2008

Ruthie

A member of my group passed away from cancer this past week, it has profoundly affected me. I am angry, depressed at such suffering one has to endure in one's final years, a Grandmother of a wonderful family, she was so excited to have finished four family photo quilts of her family. And with the cancer spreading was still looking forward to quilting yet another quilt.

Here is her last message to the group; I have been keeping up with all the news, projects, photos, and enjoy it all. I know you all will benefit from the good advice and friendship. The reason for my little "vacation" is the on the 23rd of April I was discovered with cancer. No symptoms, still none, I feel fine, very upbeat, I have two more radiation treatments on my head, then the chemo begins. Like every one else, I'm going to live til I die, enjoy all I can and not waste time on silly stuff. My family and friends all know very well that I am hard headed, strong willed and have laughed my way through life what ever it has handed to me. I'm not changing now. Now to the important issue. I just started Mimi Dietrich's Cottage Flower Pots. What fun. I'm not a morning person but just can't wait to get started. Hope you all have a good day and happy quilting. Ruthie from Ohio

I've posted some of her wonderful quilts.







8 comments:

  1. I am so so sorry about the loss of your friend.... Her work is beautiful and I am so sorry she had to suffer so.

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  2. Sorry to hear such sad news...looks like she was a wonderful quilter...my thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

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  3. My heart goes out to you with your loss. I am glad to see you posting again. Beautiful work. I'm working on the Saltbox house sampler right now.

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  4. I didn't know Ruthie but heard you all speak of her from time to time and she shoulds like a lovely lady. I pray that you will find comfort and piece in your
    memories of this special woman.

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  5. I'm sorry about your loss. She certainly did wonderful work - what a great combination of piecing and applique.

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  6. I am so sorry to hear about your big loss. Your friend made wonderful quilts.
    MIllie

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  7. Your friend made beautiful quilts - they will be a lasting legacy from her - cancer is such a wicked, wicked thing and so often it's the lovely people who succomb

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  8. What a beautiful post in memory of Ruthie! She was a wonderful quilter! So talented! Thank you for posting this! Hugs!

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