Today I went to the funeral of a fellow quilter and friend, Pat McArthur. At 87 years of age, Pat was one of my dearest and kindest customers - over the last few years I quilted a number of quilts for Pat and I loved picking up and dropping off quilts at her house. Pat certainly loved a chat and a quilt drop off would invariably last at least an hour.
I found Pat to be an inspirational woman and while I only knew her as a quilter, the church today was filled with mourners which is testament to the many areas of interest in her life. Pat left instructions for her funeral including the request for no eulogy and no photos of her. As a result, I won't eulogise too much here other than to say that I will miss catching up with Pat and hold dear the times I was able to spend with her.
I will leave you with a photo of a quilt Pat made which now hangs in her beloved St James Anglican Church in Thornbury - this quilt was completely hand pieced and quilted by Pat. Pat also made the wonderful Pies and Tarts quilt I have previously blogged.