Hi there, This morning I got an email from a good friend of mine suggesting that, since I'd been writing about memory quilts, I should share the story of a quilt I made for my sister a couple of years ago. Good point, MJ! Here it is. In 2007, after two years of hard work, my sister Whitney graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy as a registered massage therapist. I wanted to give her a graduation present that acknowledged the "hands-on" nature of her new career and also applauded her success – as well as reminded her that no matter what, her friends and family would always be there to give her a hand. Finally I decided on a quilt – but not just any quilt. This project was handmade by family and friends, featuring the embroidered handprints and signatures of 35 of her nearest-and-dearest. This collaborative project took four months, $40 in postage, countless secret conversations and emails, hours of hand-stitching, and one bus trip to rural Nova Scotia (to be professionally quilted, with excellent results). Looking at that smile...I think it was worth it! Have you ever made a memory quilt? ps. Don't forget to enter this week's giveaway! With only 10 entries so far, and TWO prizes, your odds are looking pretty good.