Sunday, March 2, 2014

When is a Quilt Not a Quilt?

My church quilt group received a donation of blocks along with the left over fabric. There were eleven blocks and just barely enough fabric to make one more block.

The twelfth block was made , then we went in search of some fabric for sashing and borders. We found something compatible in the church stash, and found some yardage at the quilt shop that looked like it would work.

The top was made and the quilting began. It was finished in June of last year. When one of the ministers saw it, she asked if it could hang in the church for the summer. So it hung on the wall, enjoyed by all.

This week, I brought it home, sewed a label on the back, and made it a matching pillow case.

This morning, it was in our church one last time.

The children hid under it during children's time. It was admired by all, then it was handed over to a group who are leaving this week to help build a Habitat for Humanity home in Virginia.

It is no longer merely a quilt to be admired. It is on its way to its true mission, to be a warm hug for the family who will live in the house, full of the prayers of the entire congregation.

1 comment:

  1. One of my favourite things about quilters, is there desire to help others. There's nothing like sending a quilt off, with all the love that went into making it, for a new family, or person, to enjoy.