Good friends are like quilts.
They age with you yet never lose their warmth.

My friend, Ruth, is flying to Florida this weekend to celebrate her nephew’s wedding. She’d planned to make a king-sized wedding quilt for the couple ever since last fall. One challenge after another intruded on her plans and time grew short so she let me help her piece the quilt. For two weeks, we worked in a flurry of activity and finished in time.

It has been a long time since I set aside my knitting needles and sewed on a quilt. When I returned from North Carolina, I hurried to Ruth’s to see the finished quilt before she took it away. Wow. The quilting and finishing made it even grander.

This project was not only fun—it was a joy to work on a quilt with my friend.

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