Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Prayer Shawls Finished

A few weeks ago I wrote about having decided to use some of the charm packs that I'd bought to contribute to our church's prayer shawl ministry. This project was started during the winter months and has been wildly successful. Older women have taught younger women to crochet. Shut-ins have found a way to minister to others through their knitting. Women who had never before picked up yarn and needles are now happily casting on, purling and knitting, and casting off. The pile in the narthex grows and a team has been formed to find recipients for the handicrafts outside of our own membership. The cancer treatment center will use them in their infusion room, and the Breathing Room -- a local support center for cancer patients and their families -- is interested in receiving some, as well. Many will go to members of the congregation who are facing hard times, and some will go to moms of new babies.
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I wanted to get involved, but don't want to knit. I have enough vices! The charm squares came to mind, and I've made two prayer shawls out of some identical Moda charm packs with Moda borders. You can see them above, ready to go to church. You can also see them below!
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Click on either of the pictures to make them larger.




8 comments:

Tanya said...

Wow! Those are gorgeous! Someone is going to be happy! Quite large aren't they? I love them. I'm still making prayer quilts one a month, but I'm afraid I can't get anyone else interested in sewing. That's okay. It will be my one man service for awhile, but I wish I had a group I could fellowship with while I sewed (at church).

Anonymous said...

Nancy,
These are lovely!
I am always amazed how much quilting you get done, besides working full time and all the other things you do. You inspire me!
Kathy B

Pink Shoes said...

Those are stunning! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

They are beautiful and inspirational. What are the dimensions? Thinking of the comfort that they will provide is enough to make me cry when I look at these photos... well done, Nancy!

Pam said...

They are both wonderful. I'm sure they will be really appreciated by who ever receives them. I think quilts are so very comforting.

Patti said...

What a wonderful use of the charm squares. These are so beautiful and will be so appreciated by whoever receives them!

Ms. Jan said...

Lucky recipients!!!! Now you can justify buying these lovely charm packs since they are going to a good cause!

Bonnie said...

The prayer shawl ministry sounds wonderful. I've been trying to get something like this going at my church...so far to no avail, but they are "letting" me make a donation quilt for the bazaar that we will sell tickets on. HMmmm...something needs to happen to get more quilters out of the woodwork!

Bonnie