Monday, March 10, 2014

Quilts From January and February

Hi, all!  

Just a quick post to show a montage of the quilts we gave away 
in January and February of this year

These are most of the quilts we gave away in January - I missed taking pictures of a few of them

And here are the quilts from February - also missing a few.

I made the grand statement in January that one of my goals was for our ministry to give away our 1000th quilt sometime this year.  Foolishly, I didn't think about the fact that we were 340 quilts away from that mark - almost a quilt per day.

God apparently listened to me.

We have given away 58 quilts in 68 days so far this year. 
Right on track for 340 quilts in a year!
Looks like it's going to be a busy year…



Sunday, March 9, 2014

A Beautiful Quilt For A Beautiful Lady….

Today I want to tell you a story about two lovely ladies.  The lady in red is Pam, a long-time member of our quilt ministry, and the lady on the left is her mom, Dovie.  Unfortunately, Dovie was diagnosed with cancer last October, and went home to be with God  last week.  During her illness she lived with Pam and her family.  Even through this stressful time, Pam remained strong - but we could see that it was so hard on her.  When it became clear that Dovie wasn't going to be with us much longer, we decided that we needed to make a comfort quilt for Pam.

I love the sun shining through a flimsy!

Having seen the Good Night Irene pattern all over the internet, we realized that this would be a great collaboration quilt.  Raiding our supply of 2" pieces, each member made a 16-patch block.  

Assembling the quilt was a bit challenging since everyone's block was slightly different in size, but it all worked out.  That was my job.  Then Debbie, our other long-arm quilter, did the quilting - beautifully!

Look at that fabulous texture!

We gave Pam her quilt this past Wednesday night, during our regular weekly meeting.  She was so touched to know that everyone had made a part of the quilt!  Hopefully when she's missing her mom, she can wrap up in this quilt and feel not only God's love, but her mom's too..