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If you’ve been lucky enough to grow up with a grandmother (or more than one), you know that they are the glue that holds everyone together in a lot of families. So when Margaret Hubl sadly passed away at the age of 89 in July 2016, her family decided to honor her memory with a beautiful funeral showcasing her love of quilting.

Hubl loved to quilt and it was her way to communicate her love to her extended family. At her funeral, family members brought many of the quilts that Hubl had made them over the years and draped them over the back of the pews, filling the church in a colorful reminder of how dedicated the grandmother was to her family.

Hubl’s granddaughter Christina Tollman said,

“Never did I imagine how many there were. We covered almost every single pew in that church.

I never knew how many she actually made.”

Hubl originally started sewing to make clothes for her own children and then decided to start making quilts for each of her grandchildren when they graduated from high school. Tollman added,

“She wanted us to have something to wrap up and keep warm in when we went away to school.”

Hubl continued to make more quilts as her grandchildren grew up, giving each of them a homemade one when they got married.

For some people in the family, it was their first chance to see the hard work that Hubl had put in for years and years for her beloved family. Tollman said,

“I actually have three cousins that are not married, and the day of her funeral was the day that they got to see their quilts for the first time.

That was really kind of a neat moment.”

A beautiful tribute.