child in St. Brendan's parish has a hidden stash of well worn
t-shirts that are too small to wear but too precious to discard.
Little League baseball and softball shirts, ADSL soccer shirts,
girl and boy scout uniforms, St. Brendan's jerseys and plaid skirts
are all stuffed into a green plastic bag and tucked into the back
of a closet or stashed in the attic or cellar waiting for a second
chance at life. A unique solution to this parent's dilemma was
created by RossCommon Quilts when they started turning those tattered
but priceless heirlooms into memory quilts.
Katie Grassa, a St. Brendan's alumnae, graduated from high school,
her parents, Donna and Jack Grassa, searched for a present that
would show her how proud they were. Her quilt pictured on the
right, was fashioned from a lifetime of activities centered around
her family and neighborhood and features her hobbies, sports and
school memories. Katie says: "The quilt was the best gift
I received for my high school graduations!"
all parents, the Grassa's sent Katie off to college with the mixed
emotions of hope and loss, but her quilt allowed them to send
a little bit of home along too.