It is one year since Geoffrey lost his life in a boating tragedy. Geoffrey was the boy-friend of our grand-daughter Emma and he died on his 19th birthday. Jenny had been stitching away on two memory quilts made from Geoffrey’s clothing for some time, one for Emma, and the other for Geoffrey’s parents. We went up to Rongatea today to present the quilts on the day before the anniversary of his death.
Emma with her quilt
Tee shirts, sweatshirts, plaid work shirts , a black ball shirt and ties were all incorporated. As well as jeans, both pockets and holey knees, satin boxer shorts, track pants and various labels. Pieces of all these garments found a place in the quilts. Both Emma and Geoffrey’s Mum had very clear ideas of what they wanted included. Jenny had three bags of garments to work from; one bag for Emma’s quilt, one for Geoffrey's Mum, and the third joint, with pieces to go in each quilt.
Geoffrey’s Mum & Dad with their quilt
It was a privilege to stitch these very special memory quilts and the hope is that they provide comfort for the sad loss of a very special young man.