Christina Tollman saw her grandmother, Margaret Hubl, carefully construct and stitch many quilts over the years. When Margaret died, the family displayed her artwork on the church pews as a tribute to her life, love, and giving nature.
Margaret made quilts for her children and grandchildren to send them away to college and for their wedding presents. She started making quilts for each child as they graduated from high school because she wanted to send them off to school with something warm to wrap themselves up in. And, as her children began to take care of themselves, she began putting more time into the quilts. They became a treasured gift for each grandchild on their wedding day. Three of Margaret’s grandchildren weren’t married when she died so they saw their wedding quilts for the first time at their grandmother’s memorial service.
“This is the love that Grandma made for each of us. This is what she made for each of us to wrap up in when we hurt,” said Christina Tollman. “When we miss her.”
Because I’ve always been involved in planning special events, helping people plan and personalize their services is one my favorite parts of this meaningful work.