OK. Grab the box of tissues. This one came into my mailbox over the weekend and really got me this morning. [sob]

Andrea Lester in Oklahoma wrote to tell us about a recent project she did using EQ. Here’s what Andrea says:

“I want to share a project I made using the shirting templates in EQ6. A few months ago my friend Marilyn asked me to make her a quilt using her husband’s ties (Harry had just recently passed away). There were only nine ties to work with, not really enough to make even a lap sized quilt.”

“To make a long story short, I browsed through EQ6 shirting templates and came up with the attached design. I had nine ties, nine tie clips many silk “hankies” to use in the pockets I added. Red was Harry’s favorite color so I used the red ties in the center blocks, red cornerstones to make the whole thing “pop”, without being overwhelming, and I used the red ties for the hanging loops.”

“The minimal quilting was done by another friend of mine. She quilted in the borders and quilted the shirt, so it looks like it is pleated.”

“My friend has two grown daughters so I made 3 wall hangings using 3 ties per hanging, one for each of them. On the back I added a picture of Harry with some of his favorites sayings.”

“It was an honor and a privilege to make this for my friend. It was also a great responsibility to get it right. Thank you to EQ for helping me make Marilyn and her children happy by bringing Harry to life for them.”

Thank you for sharing this story. What a great friend you are to do this for their family. And to think that you were able to give all 3 women something to remember Harry by. I’m sure they will cherish the wallhangings you made them.

[as I run for more tissues and a group hug]