Hiroto Grashow lost his mom, Yatsuko, to brain cancer when he was just a newborn.
Prior to his arrival, during her prolonged illness, I was asked to make his older brother, Shogo and sister, Sakura, their own personal quilts. I heard back from their dad, Alexander, that the quilts became fortresses, tents, territorial boundaries and otherwise safe havens for both kids as the family struggled emotionally with the reality of losing their mother, wife and daughter. This spring, 2 year old Hiro asked for his very own special quilt.
The Grashow sibs today: Sakura, Hiroto and Shogo. I’m so happy and honored to have provided the Grashow family with some talismans of hope and joy during such a tough time and for years to come. Thanks to Lynn Staley and Marty Linsky for that opportunity. And thankyou, Alexander, for being such a wonderful dad.