Friday, 1 April 2016
Solace in Stitching the Sky
stitching on trains , so when I travelled up yesterday to Nuneaton and Rugby to visit their museums, I took one I'd put together inspired by landscapes of Rydal Hall.
Maggi Birchenough, how important quilting was to her right to the end, it seems to me we should not let opportunities pass by to do what we love. I stewarded the SAQA stand with her at FoQ last year and we had some long conversations when it was quiet . Even though she knew then the diagnosis wasn't good, she was still generous with her time and enthusiasm.
It was also the anniversary of my Dad's death in 1995 and I was remembering the train journey then - an evening phone call from the hospital in Warrington, catching the last train from Euston, sitting all night in a chair the nurses found for me, being with him as he gently slipped away.