Grandma's Handmade Quilts Were Draped Over Pews At Her Funeral, Bringing Comfort To People After Her Death

"She made over 100 for every special occasion."

This grandmother is bringing comfort to mourners even after her death. Reddit user tits_mcgheee recently shared a photo of her grandmother Janet's funeral, where the pews were draped with her handmade quilts. 

"She made over 100 for every special occasion," the Reddit user captioned the post. "Before she passed, she made four more, one for each of her unmarried grandchildren to be given to us on our wedding days." 


The post rose to the top of Reddit's front page and many commenters were clearly very touched by this tribute. Several of them even shared details about their own grandparents. 

The Redditor revealed that reading the positive replies to her post was cathartic for her and she took the opportunity to share more about Janet with those interested. 

"She passed away this week at age 84, as bright as ever. She was born on a farm in upstate New York in 1932. Despite her fathers [sic] strong disapproval, she traveled the world for years with my grandfather. They even passed through the iron curtain to visit the USSR in the 1960s," she wrote. 

"In addition to traveling the world, she was valedictorian of her graduating class (my grandfather was salutatorian!) raised 6 children, took care of her sisters, and ran a successful dairy farm for 35 years. She was an avid gardener and the best grandmother to her 13 grandchildren. She treated all of us as her favorites, including my half sister who was not technically her grandchild. That never mattered to this wonderful woman," she continued.

"She knitted over 100 unique quilts, one for every life event (graduations, weddings). Her quilts adorn our couches, beds, walls, and are a constant reminder of how much she loved us. She is my role model and I love and miss her dearly."

We think she'd be proud to see how her granddaughter is keeping her memory alive. In addition to the now viral post about her funeral, her granddaughter will marry her fiancé on Janet and her late husband's wedding anniversary.


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