Few people loved quilting more than the late Margaret Hubl, who passed away at the age of 89.
Margaret was a proud mother of 5 children, two she had with her husband Hanry, and three that she looked for after her sister-in-law died in a tragic accident.
To save up on clothes for her big family, Margaret took up sawing that later became her biggest passion that spread into all sorts of handmade creations, especially guilt-making. Margaret’s beautiful quilts became gifts for her grandchildren and other family.
“She wanted us to have something to wrap up and keep warm in when we went away to school,” her granddaughter, Christina Tollman, told TODAY.
A thoughtful gesture of one of her family members grew into a heartwarming idea to honor Margarets love for handmade quilts by displaying the quilts she so carefully made at her funeral.
“Never did I imagine how many there were. We covered almost every single pew in that church. I never knew how many she actually made,” Christina continued.
A notebook which her family discovered after Margaret passed away, showed a record of every quilt she made and gave away.
“When we sat down to go through her things we found this — I call it a pocket notebook. Inside it says whose quilt she was working on, what day she put it in the quilt frame and which day she took it out,” Tollman said.
Her granddaughter said that they found quilts that were intended to be wedding gifts to some of her family.
“I actually have three cousins that are not married, and the day of her funeral was the day that they got to see their quilts for the first time. That was really kind of a neat moment.”
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“This is the love that Grandma made for each of us. This is what she made for each of us to wrap up in when we hurt,” said Tollman. “When we miss her.”
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