Signature Quilts 8: For Healing and Comfort, Love to Wini

Signature quilts can be a great comfort in times of illness. Each of these quilts was made for avid quiltmaker Winifred (Wini) Waters Alexander of Lopez Island, Washington by her friends and fellow quilters. The first, Friendship Sampler, was made in 1990 when Wini was recovering from breast cancer. Love to Wini and Enchanted Quilters Friendship Quilt were both created for Wini in March 1999, one month after she had been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Wini’s daughter-in-law, Karen Biedler Alexander, wrote that the quilt made by the Enchanted Quilters “lay at the foot of her bed throughout most of her final 6 months of life, and lovingly covered her the night she passed on, August 23, 1999.”

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