Thursday, March 12, 2009

Foretaste of Spring

When I found out that Caeli was planning a fundraiser for the liver transplant program at the hospital where she received her gift of life, I asked how I could help. I was so impressed with my young friend's style -- no sooner was she on her way to recovery than she was planning how to keep the gifts coming to others.

We will be out of town the night of her event.

I learned about the raffle that was planned to augment the party, and Caeli's mom asked if I'd help make a queen sized quilt. Well, of course. She said that she had a lot of volunteers to make blocks; I suggested a simple block so there would be more likelihood of consistency. Churn Dash, I thought, was the way to go. So off went Cessie to the fabric store and on St. Paul's recent quilt day, she cut the fabrics and made little packets for the block makers. Sherron, Bonnie, and I made some blocks. So did many other people. Bonnie volunteered to put it all together and our local machine quilter volunteered her services. What was left was the binding, a task I really don't mind at all.

A few moments ago, I finished the hand stitching of the binding. It's a pretty quilt, and the chances are going so well that Cessie has to print up some more!

A foretaste of spring is what it makes me think of. Something all of us could use right now.


7 comments:

Sew Many Ways... said...

The quilt is beautiful and for such a wonderful cause.
~Karen~

Mimi said...

What a lovely thing to do. The quilt is beautiful and made with so much love from so many people.

Hope it brings in a lot of money.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

A definite win-win! Great quilt, Nancy. Hope you're feeling better.

*karendianne. said...

What a wonderful quilt, Nancy. How sweet and pretty and absolutely perfect.

Guenveur in Kent said...

Someone is going to be thrilled to win that. Your young friend is admirable for gettng this thing going, as are all the quilters who made this gorgeous quilt.
WV: VUWWG: What you tell people you're going to before the funeral, if you have a bad head cold.

Barb said...

Beautiful quilt..love the colors! What a wonderful project for all of the quilters that donated their time and talents!

AnnieO said...

Churn Dash has always been one of my favorite classic patterns and the fabric choices surely played it up in this pretty quilt. Some lucky person will love it, no doubt!