In January 2020, Diann's brother, Paul passed away suddenly. Paul was the sole caregiver for their Mother, who was bedridden and required 24 hour care. Leaving Georgetown for New Jersey, Diann grieved the loss of her brother and began the search for a nursing home for her Mom. Who could imagine that the arrival of COVID 19 would bring all of our lives to a halt. Diann settled in for the long haul, caring for her Mom and wishing she had some sewing supplies to keep her company. . . .
An idea was born . . .
Choosing something to soothe and comfort and to occupy her mind, Diann requested that her GWL friends send her buttons and fabric and from there the lap quilt "Heart and Hope" began to take shape.