Henderson, NC USAWidth:
Cotton and satin brocade fabrics; appliqué, machine quilting
Cora of the Butterfly Sisterhood is the member who reminds us to "always wear clean underpants" and "never marry the first boy who asks you," in addition to imparting an inordinate amount of other wise and useful information at each meeting. One day, however, instead of greeting us with appropriate words to live by, she announced, "today my name is Frank." We were puzzled and concerned, especially when Rachel told us that Cora could not remember her name that day and had decided that Frank sounded as good as any to use in the meantime. We dutifully called her "Frank" for the rest of our time together.
As we rose to leave, Cora announced that "hope would not die with me, but, instead, would be kept alive because I die." Elizabeth cautiously asked for an explanation, and Cora replied. "When I die, I want to be the last one to die with this disease. I want there to be hope that there will be no others." Rachel, comforting her friend, asked her why. Cora replied in her small, weak voice, "Because I know my name is not Frank."
When Cora passed away last month, there were a physician, a medical researcher, a son and a daughter, and three Butterfly Sisterhood members among the friends and family, who each whispered in their hearts, "Let her be the last one." And there, at that moment, hope for a cure was rekindled to be kept alive once more.
Peggy Trickler Dedication:
To Cora, whose hope to be the last, keeps our hopes of a cure alive.
This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles
This quilt earned $45.00 for the AAQI.