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Quilt Salute For Bridget Griffard

In addition to being a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Bridget Griffard was an avid quilter. She did did all of the work herself — embroidering the blocks, piecing the quilt, marking and then quilting each one by hand. She loved to quilt, and loved even more to share her quilts. Every grandchild would get a hand-quilted quilt for their wedding, and every great-grandchild received one at their birth. Her quilts were a visible sign of her love for her family. She died on March 2 at the age of 95. On the day of her funeral, March 7, her loved ones honored her by draping every pew in the Immaculate Conception Church in St. Mary with her quilts. There were a total of 52 quilts, which was just a portion of the quilts she made during her life. It was a beautiful sight and an extraordinary way for her family to show her how much she and her quilts meant to them. (Photo, information provided by the Griffard family)

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