Respect and Remembrance



As much a part of family legacy as the birth of new generations is the passing of those we love. There are many ways we may show our respect at the passing of a loved one. In the past colors used for clothing indicated the process and time of mourning for family members. Articles of clothing may be used to make quilts as remembrances of our loss. When a friend passed away her family chose to drape her casket with a quilt as a symbol of her love of sewing and quilting. Others make quilts after the passing of a loved one as part of the grieving and healing process. The making and using of this small quilt, Doves of Remembrance, is a symbol of respect and remembrance, a celebration of love for my mother who taught me to sew.