Patchwork quilts honor memory of sister

Homemade crafts celebrated life of sibling who died of brain tumor

Christmas patchwork quilt red
SNAIL’S TRAIL: Ingram followed a pattern called “Snail’s Trail” to create this gift.
– Gay Ingram
Green Christmas patchwork quilt
MEANINGFUL CRAFTS: Gay Ingram, of Big Sandy, Texas, honored her late sister by crafting miniature quilts with material her sister once owned.
– Gay Ingram
Quilt to keep
A QUILT OF ONE’S OWN: The last quilt Ingram created was one for herself. Each Christmas, it reminds her of those she loves – those on earth and those who have gone ahead.
– Gay Ingram
Christmas sampler quilt
GIFT OF MEMORIES: Each miniature quilt was sent to a surviving sister at Christmastime with a note.
– Gay Ingram

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