The ramblings from a small quilt shop on the South Islands West Coast of New Zealand

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Made in Memory of

Today I had the pleasure of watching a caring, sensitive member of our By Hoki Quilters group complete a small but very meaningful project.  You see way back last year, 19th November to be exact, there was an awful mining accident at Pike River.imagesCAJUSFBC

Pike River is just north of Greymouth on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand.  29 Miners lost their lives at that mine and many families lost Dads, sons, partners and heroes.

 imagesCAKDQKNDSue, a member of our quilting group, is close to one of the families involved and wanted to make a memorial for the two year old son to have of his Dad. 

Using photo transfer paper and carefully selecting fabric that006 suited the lost Dads hobbies Sue set about to make a cushion.  Something that could be there all the time, something that could be cuddled and treasured. 

Sue chose a photo of the young boys Dad that also showed his Dad’s dog ,  as he had recently had to deal with the loss of that too.

I think Sue made a fabulous job of her pillow and I know I’m going to be in so much trouble from Sue for showing a photo of her, but credit where credit is due I say, what an awesome job she 007made and check out the fantastic label too.

Good on you Sue, I’m proud to have such a lady in our group that I can call a friend.


a name Miche'le


  1. What a lovely thing to do and the cushion will be treasured and cuddled by the young child, I am sure.

  2. Bless her beautiful heart, what a lovely thing to do ... and what a gawjus cushion!! Thanks for sharing Miche'le - hope you don't get into too much trouble ;o)
    Joy ;o)

  3. Oh my, that is such a beautiful and caring thing to do. Wow!

  4. Thanks for showing us. That is a fabulous pillow for the wee boy. I can imagine him snuggling his face up close to his Dad's picture.
    I started using that photo fabric after a young friend took one of my photos off my blog and secretly printed out a photo for me of my cat that died a couple of years ago. I was so thrilled. It is very easy to do with most modern printers.

  5. Thats a wonderful thing to do. I'm sure the family will cherish it.

  6. That is wonderful. I'm making a pair of memorial cushions to Angel. When you miss someone you really need a hug so a cushion is ideal. I think the little boy will treasure it.


Thankyou so much for popping by and leaving a comment. I enjoy reading your thoughts and ideas and will get back to you if needed, hugs - Miche'le

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