This has been quite a blessing for me. When we found out about the struggles Arnie would be going though, I put out a call to my two online quilt groups for orphan blocks so I could make him a comfort quilt. The ladies on these lists, Quilters On Review and Trading Fabrics rose to the call and way, way beyond. Because of the generosity of the ladies on these lists we made 4 quilts, one for each member of the family.
This is Arnie's quilt, the top was donated by Veronica, backing by Moria. It was my pleasure to sandwich, quilt and bind.
Cheri's quilt, came from a collection of blocks made by different members of the two lists, Moria again gave the backing. I got to assemble the blocks into a top, quilt and bind this beauty for Cheri. Thank you to Suzy, Susan, Kate, Yvonne, Veronica for the blocks.
The following quilts were given by Veronica, complete and ready to give for the kids. They are darling quilts perfect for Dillon and Hailey.
Lorri Chambers wrote a poem to use on comfort quilts and she gave me permission to use it on these quilts, the poem is below. I did make a small change and added TF for the Trading Fabrics group that share in this project as well.
This is a quilt of many prayers
made by many with their hearts
each stitch is a blessing that illness,
fear and worry will depart.
Wrap it tight around you
and feel the love of all who made
this quilt of many prayers
just for you.
You may not know them personally
but they are very special and rare,
their prayers silently spoken that
you know how much they care.
So stay strong and win the deeds ahead
and keep your quilt of many prayers close by,
For the ladies of QOR and TF, will keep you by and by.
Lorri Chambers june 1 2008
Yvonne also sent $20.00 which paid for the postage to send the quilts, which went in the mail yesterday. I sent them to my DDIL, she will deliver them, since we did not want them sitting on a porch unattended. I am looking forward to hearing all about their delivery.
I have been so blessed by the generosity that has been shown for this family. God is so good and He has surly given good hearts to all who helped with this be it with material items or prayers. To check on Arnie and his progress check out the blog made for them.....Krah Family