Monday, October 22, 2012

On kindness.

Need a reminder on how awesome and generous our little online quilting community is? This post is for you! A few weeks ago I sent out an S.O.S. to some of my friends. I needed help with a quilt for Wrapped in Hope. Wrapped in Hope is an excellent organization (part of Margaret's Hope Chest) that provides birthday quilts for children with a parent in prison. Well, due to a miscommunication, the quilt for an 11-year-old boy fell through the cracks, and it was already past his birthday.

The kids who receive quilts from Wrapped in Hope get to give a list of their favorites, and the quilters try to fulfill them. This boy asked for red, green, black, football, and cheetah. Not only was I under a time crunch, but I really didn't have many fabrics in my stash to match his wishes. So I sent out an email in hopes that some of my friends could pitch in with a block or two. They made 53. I was overwhelmed as these blocks arrived in my mailbox. These women all have very busy lives, and I'm really grateful that they took some time to make these blocks for an 11-year-old who could use some encouragement.

I can say with 100% certainty that this quit could not have been possible without help from Marla, Kim, Becky, Toni, Laura, Deb, Meg, Marci, Elizabeth, Lisa, and Dawn. THANK YOU! I'm sending you all virtual hugs. People who know me in person know that I'm most definitely not a hugger, so even a virtual hug is a big deal from me. :)



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I chose the snowball block from Cluck Cluck Sew, because it's pretty quick and showcases lots of fabrics.


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I know low-volume quilts might be all the rage right now. This is a high-volume quilt. I admit, I thought the recipient's picks were a little out there at first, but it definitely works! Untitled For the back, I pieced together some green, cheetah (maybe leopard?), red, and pirate skulls for good measure. Untitled
Thank you again to my friends who made this quilt possible. I know this 11-year-old boy will find comfort in this gift!

13 comments:

Debbie said...

oh you did such a nice job pulling all our blocks together! It DOES work! Thanks so much for the shout-out so we could all be a part of this!

felicity said...

Great job. Quilters are the BEST! :)

prairieharmony said...

What a lucky boy! Quilters are just wonderful what a great group to pull together so quickly!!! Job well done that is what it is all about Blessing others with our tallents :)

**nicke... said...

i agree. it is amazing how supportive and willing to help all of the people in this community are. it makes me so happy to be a part of it. ;) beautiful quilt! i Love those skulls! xo

Elizabeth Dackson said...

Oh wow, it came together wonderfully!!! So awesome! Thank you for asking, it was really nice to take a break from other stuff to do something small that will be so appreciated :)

Marla said...

It looks fantastic! Feels great to contribute. I hope he likes it (I know he will!)

Kristie said...

Not only is this quilt fantastic, it warms my heart. People are good :) Sorry I didn't catch that request, or I would have sent one, too!

lindsey & lewis said...

Love that story - Sometimes it is just so important to make time for someone else. Thank you Katie for being such a generous person with your time and skills.

Leah said...

That is so sweet, and the quilt looks great.

Kati said...

So sweet! I love quilts like this--the ones that come together only because there are great people out there. It turned out so fun too.

Marci Girl said...

Oh I am so thrilled to have contributed to this amazing quilt for such a great little boy! Thanks for the hugs and thanks for reaching out to me, I will be glowing today knowing I've contributed to something so wonderful! I truly love how it turned out, and I really like the fabrics you used on the back! Great job Katie!

emedoodle said...

This is so awesome! Quilters really are the best! :)

Pablo said...

What a lucky boy! Quilters are just wonderful what a great group to pull together so quickly!!! Job well done that is what it is all about Blessing others with our tallents :)