MS symptoms: Memory Failure at the Show

QuiltI am often the quilter for the guild raffle quilt each year. The first year I quilted for the raffle I put in a great effort with significant detail. The quilt was beautiful; if I do say so myself. Not one to procrastinate I completed the quilt in October for the late May quilt show and raffle. I hadn’t seen it since. On the final day of the show I was perusing the quilts when I saw the raffle quilt from across the room. “OH my! Look at that quilt!” I hurried down the row to reach it. As I looked at each block’s quilting from top to bottom all I could do was say, “This is so beautiful! Someone did a fabulous job on this quilt. This is simply fantastic!” It was silent behind me. I looked to the guild members for support of my opinion and saw all of them with looks of shock on their faces. I had no clue I had made many of those blocks nor did I know I had quilted it. I was embarrassed at my memory failure. The guild members and I learned a little more about my MS that day.

Image of Guild Quilt taken by me.

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Melissa Cook
Melissa Cook is the author of As a retired high school teacher and school district administrator, she chooses to share her MS story in hopes of benefiting others.