Quilt Square 5-Matthew Walsh

Row 2

Square 5


MATTHEW WALSH

The picture of Matt on this quilt is one of our favorite because it is with his faithful companion, Yaeger, his Staffordshire Bull Terrier.  Matt adopted Yaeger in 2003 from the New Orleans SPCA and knew the minute he saw him at the pound that this was the dog he wanted.  They had been best friends until (Matt’s) his death.  Matt loved Yaeger so much.  We have since inherited Yaeger and feel so blessed to have him as a connection to Matt.

Matt was a ray of sunshine, enjoyed life and made others laugh with his quick sense of humor. For this reason we chose a bright yellow fabric with a colorful border.  The butterfly represents new life that Matt gave to others with his organ donation.  The sunflower represents Matt’s ability to “light up a room” with his radiant smile and the twinkle in his eyes.  The hearts of course, represent the love we have for Matt and the love he gave us…and Matty, you are in our hearts FOREVER.