Sorry this post has been a long time coming...
I had the pleasure of accompanying Ilona Baumhofer to deliver to Andy the quilts she finished for each of the children.
Christine and I had planned to make quilts for the twins when they were born. Life got in the way, and one year to the next, we never got back to this quilting project. After Christine passed, we found the pile of cut material in various Laura Ashley-type prints in her craft room. Ilona graciously offered to take the pieces and complete the project.
But, not only did she finish quilts for the twin girls, she made them all larger size for the growing children, and took additional material to make a matching one for Abby. She then took some of Christine's jeans and made one for Christian. Perhaps the most thoughtful touch was a washable label she added to the back of each quilt with a special message for each child and a photo of them with their mother.
I tell you this, because during this entire project, the selflessness I witnessed of donated time and materials has been overwhelming from so many people. These quilts, along with the scrapbooks, will be shared with family and friends as they reflect on memories of their mother. It has been a privilege to work with so many caring folks, really, around the globe.
The Post family moved on to their new home stateside last week. We still have about 3 albums to piece together and mail out to them, for which I hope to have a layout update later this week. But, for the most part, years of scrapbooking was accomplished in months' time because of YOU! Thank you to Ilona and all of the others that shared their time and talents to our project. Thank you!