Quilts and Other Stuff from Frances

Saying Goodbye

On Friday, I attended the funeral of a wonderful lady named Pat Kools. She had been a member of our quilt guild for a long time and I had really gotten to know her in the last 3 years as I attended the Charity Bee.

As I thought about her, the words that came to mind were quiet, kind, concerned, willing, and ready to do whatever came about. She was 70 years old, but I never heard her say “Oh, I could never do that”. Instead she would say, “Now how did you do that?…..I want to try it myself”.

She took my “Photos in Quilts” class back in the Fall and her next big project was making quilts for her two kids. She was kindly waiting until my tax season was over so that I could help her with the computer bits of the quilt. Unfortunately, she didn’t get to make those quilts, but our guild is hoping to make it for her.

In our Bee, she was the one who would volunteer for the ugly jobs and then stick with them until they were done, even while the rest of the group was moving on to the more “fun” activities.

At the funeral, the Priest compared Pat to a small flower in a garden….one that you dont really notice when it is there, but REALLY miss when it is gone.

Pat Kools, you were that beautiful flower and I will miss you!!!!!

2 thoughts on “Saying Goodbye

  1. I just found your blog, and I am so sorry about your friend, but what a lovely memorial to her.She must have been a lovely lady.Micki In Ireland

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