How exciting! It's finally time for the Grow Your Blog blog party! If this is your first time here, thank you for coming - I hope you'll stick around and check out some of the other posts before you go. This is a fairly new blog so it wouldn't take much time at all to get all caught up.
So, a bit about me and this blog. My name is Sarah, and I live near Nashville, TN. I started blogging and quilting back in January of 2010 at Confessions Of A Fabric Addict to chronicle my efforts to reduce my stash. Of course, it didn't work, AND I ended up with a serious quilting addiction. Our church's quilt ministry sprang up right about that time, and we shared the quilts we were making through Confessions.
But as 2014 rolled around, I decided that it was time for the quilt ministry to have its own blog, so that we could share some of the stories that went along with the quilts. I still talk about the ministry quilting on Confessions, but this blog is where we go into more detail about some of the quilts.
|Some of our ladies working on that first quilt!|
Our ministry started in November 2009 when we made a quilt for a young woman in our church diagnosed with cervical cancer. Fifteen women who had never made a quilt before got together and in a day made a quilt that should never have worked. From that day on, our feet were set on a path that has led to a thriving quilt ministry called Piece*Love*Quilt. In slightly over four years, we've given away 690 quilts, and we hope to give away our 1000th quilt this year. You can read more about how it all started here!
|A quilt for a young man in Louisiana with a serious brain injury.|
He is a huge LSU fan, hence the purple and gold blocks!
|He calls it his "smell-good" quilt!|
And so many people in the blogging community have joined in our efforts! It has been truly humbling and overwhelming to see the outpouring of support for this ministry through gifts of fabric, quilt blocks, unfinished projects, quilt tops,and finished quilts! If you are also burdened down with too much stash, or projects that make you feel guilty because you will probably never complete them, this could be your answer! We are very good at relieving UFO guilt and clearing shelves to make room for pretty new fabric, and you'll have the pleasure of seeing your donations become quilts that will help someone going through a difficult time. Feel free to email me at salliesue (at) clearwire (dot) net if you want more information!
|This mother of a fallen soldier wraps herself in her quilt to feel |
the comfort and love of others….