Memories created at Whitechurch 1916 commemorations

As part of the Susan sands DSC_1026 held last month a memory quilt, dedicated to the women of 1916 was unveiled. The quilt was the brainchild of Susan Sands who gathered together a group of friends and neighbours to knit and natter, giving rise to ‘The Memory Quilt’. The poignant idea behind the quilt is that each knitted square represents someone who has passed, with the square showing the word or picture that resonates with you when you think that person. As Susan told us, “Of course we have lost many more loved ones since we started this project, loving mother and fathers, soul mates that were husbands and wives, supportive neighbours and friends, you all know who they are. However they will now be remembered by this quilt.” Fittingly, the wool used was part of a giant scarf that was knitted and wrapped around the trees in Blarney in 2009 as part of St Patrick’s Day celebrations.