One of our guild members had a granddaughter die recently in Iraq. Unfortunately, I know this is not a unique story. Too many young Americans are dying in Iraq and Afghanistan these days. I don't have an answer for this problem.
The guild is doing the only thing we know how to do, make blocks for our member in memory of her granddaughter that will be turned into a quilt. We were given a 9" square of muslin with an 8" square drawn on it. The directions were to make whatever we want, just cover the 8" square. These blocks are due on Saturday. This is what I came up with.
It took me a long time to come up with an idea. I stitched together various fabrics and cut out a heart from it. For me, it symbolizes how our hearts are broken and mended throughout our lifetime. I hope it brings my friend comfort.