Cut with hope
Stitch with grace
Quilt with dreams
Bind with laughter
Share with love
I come from a long line of quilters, and while I’d love to continue the art-there are lots of elements of this gift I’m missing 🤔 I’m ok with handwork-but sewing is not my thing. I tell Mother that I can combine a straighter row than I can sew. And then we laugh because it’s true. (P.S autosteer makes this even more of a fact) All jokes aside- when we listed piecing on the #30for30 project-I knew it would stretch me. And my poor mom probably knew it was a matter of time before I’d coughed up more work for her. What the rest of y’all didn’t realize is that I’d be summoning a number of you too!
One idea led to another and the project evolved:
Briefly- my brave friend Rach is fulfilling a calling on her life by leaving for the Middle East the middle of this month, and I wanted to put together something that would remind her that the folks at home are sending her with all the love in our hearts; covering her as best we can.
So here it is.
Credits to my darling Mother who was the brain and the brawn for this project.
And to all of Rachel’s sweet friends who sacrificially bent over these little patches adding their signatures.
Romans 10:13-15 stands out to me again: 13 For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”14 But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? 15 And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!”
May we take this sending job seriously.
Go with God, dear friend
Little trip down Memory’s Lane for the youth girls from way back when- recognize the adjoining fabric? These are scraps from those dresses years ago 🙂
That is a beautiful quilt! I am sure your friend will appreciate many times when she is far from her physical home. Ellen