I decided to use Mother’s Day to write about a quilt I made last year for a special person in my life. We always laugh about how to introduce each other to people since I am no longer married to her son. Phyllis is my EX-Mother in law from my first marriage. But we always loved each other and continued to be close. I adore visiting her and love spending time walking the beach, talking and sharing my life with her! Phyllis was the inspiration behind making my first portrait quilt. I had taken a class with Esterita Austin at The Houston Quilt Festival on making portrait quilts. I was armed with a fabulous photo that I had taken of her on a previous visit and only a little knowledge. But I had the drive to push through this task and tackled this portrait quilt! Phyllis decided to turn it into a pillow so she could put it in her favorite chair.