Friday, September 22, 2006


Finally done, the top to the comfort quilt for Norma and Dennis Viglienzone in memory of their son Caesar, who was killed in Iraq on February 1, 2006.

Everyone in guild wanted to "do something," but no one wanted to take the bull by the horns, so I did. Ironic, in that I am probably one of the members of guild most opposed to the darn war, but there you have it.

Norma's buddy Vandy procured the photos and transferred them to fabric and Phyllis trimmed them into two consistent sizes. Thank heaven for that, I might have stumbled on that step, but it allowed me to design from there. I used my Electric Quilt software and the Judy Martin's Stars and Sets program for the basic layout. Several months ago, we had a work party at Teddy Bear Quilts and members of the guild showed up to make blocks for the quilt and I assembled them and added the borders this week.

Vandy will quilt it and Betty will bind it. All I have left to do is make a label for it.

Also, ironically, I displayed it at guild yesterday after Norma left. Yesterday was International Day of Peace.

'Nuff said.


floribunda said...

Lovely quilt, Jan, and I appreciate the sentiment behind it. Even if we hate the war, we still need to love the people who have gotten caught up in it.

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

This is a wonderful quilt, Jan, a work of love. I think that being opposed to the war and being supportive of the soldiers and their families are not mutually exclusive. Thanks for posting this picture.

Karrin Hurd said...

Great quilt Jan, and wonderful thing for you to do.

Susan said...

Beautiful quilt, Jan, and making the quilt wasn't about how you feel about the war, but how you feel about the family.

Karen en Marc said...

It's a beautiful quilt. And indeed a work of love.