This past July, a woman named Margaret Hubl passed away at the age of 89. Margaret left behind an amazing legacy of love. Not only did Margaret raise three of her own children, she also raised her sister-in-law’s twins after tragedy struck. She lived with her husband and the five children in a 3-bedroom home on a farm. To help make ends meet, Margaret took up sewing to make clothes for the children.
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After her children grew up and moved away, she decided to continue her sewing; this time, however, she turned her efforts to quilting.
Each grandchild received a quilt from Margaret as a gift upon graduating high school. “She wanted us to have something to wrap up and keep warm in when we went away to school,”said Margaret’s granddaughter, Christina Tollman. The quilt became symbols of her love for her family.
When she passed away, Margaret’s family decided to display her beloved quilts at the funeral. Her children and grandchildren draped Margaret’s creations over the pews in a beautiful homage. The image was breathtaking.
“Never did I imagine how many there were,”said Christina. “We covered almost every single pew in that church. I never knew how many she actually made.â€
Not only did Margaret give quilts as graduation gifts, she also gave one to each grandchild on their wedding day. After she passed, Margaret’s family found a notebook in which she kept track of the details of each personalized quilt.
The pictures of the quilts laid out at Margaret’s funeral are a testament to the beautiful life she lived. Now, her family members say they treasure their quilts. “This is what she made for each of us to wrap up in when we hurt,”said Christina. “When we miss her.â€
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