Omahan Judith Holmes' legacy lies in quilts, cooking

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Posted: Monday, May 13, 2013 12:00 am

Through her exquisite quilts and delicious country-style meals, Judith A. Holmes of Omaha left a legacy of comfort to her family and friends.

Holmes, who died of a heart ailment Tuesday at Brookestone Village, quilted with a group of women she met in high school and college. They decided to get together and create heirlooms for their children, said Morgan Holmes, her husband of 54 years. When a daughter or son got married, the gift would be a handmade quilt. And when babies came, they got the treasured gifts as well.

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