Sunday, January 16, 2011

Baskets of Cheer for Holly

Fat Quarters, the internet quilting group I belong to, has been together for more than ten years.  While I know I'll never get to meet some of the members in real life, the ones I have met are just as sweet in person as they seem "on the list."  The group has a tendency to celebrate each other's joys and comfort each other's sorrows.

Since the advent of blogging, the list is barely active.  But the caring remains, and those of us with blogs go around and visit each other.

We were shocked when Kat told us right around Thanksgiving that our dear Holly had received a scary diagnosis, pretty much out of the blue, and was having to undergo some scary surgery.  We all knew that she'd recover much better if she had a love quilt to snuggle with.  And so list members made basket blocks and I set them and Kat quilted and Jan made a label, all of this unbeknownst to Holly.  Who received the finished quilt from Kat on Friday.

Here's a picture of it shortly before it left my house.

For Holly, with love, from the Fat Quarters.



8 comments:

Salem Stitcher said...

Beautiful. I'm sure she loves it deeply. I'm constantly amazed at the good in people. Constantly.

Nicole said...

My best wishes to your friend. The basket quilt is so lovely, it is bound to bring her cheer whenever she looks at it.

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

The caring shown to someone perhaps never met IRL demonstrates that given the chance, this Could be a peaceful world filled with love and compassion.

Pat said...

The quilt is lovely, but not nearly as lovely as the thought, caring and love that went into making it. There is healing in every stitch.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

What a lovely quilt and even more, what LOVE fills those baskets to reach out and comfort Holly when she needs it the most. Well done, FQ's!

Tanya said...

Beautiful quilt. I love the way quilts come together even when the people sometimes can't.

Judi said...

Oh my - everyone else has said it so much better than I could!

What wonderful people quilters are...

:)
Judi

Chookyblue...... said...

looks great........I am sure it helps knowing your friends are thinking of you..........