Wednesday, September 12, 2012

WARM, Safe and Dry

Our handsewing group held its monthly meeting the other night and had a special guest. We had agreed that over the summer we would each try to make a donation quilt to give to Rebuilding Together in September. This picture shows the top of Honna's head and Rebuilding's representative, Kathy, holding a quilt that Honna and I worked on. The blocks, sashing, and backing fabric all were donated by dear Blogless Kathy, who sent them here from California. Rebuilding Together believes that everyone deserves to live in a home that is safe and healthy, and they work in low-income communities to make homes warm, safe, and dry. Our quilts speak to the "warm" aspect of the mission.


Marsha made this masterpiece from her scraps pile. We had fun looking at the patches to see what all was included, and Bonnie was particularly delighted to find a Monopoly money $500 bill! Of course you may click on any of the photos to enlarge.

Judy loves to make Yellow Brick Roads and the colors in this one are so lovely together.



Emily's quilts are characteristically bright and this string-pieced one is no exception.




Helen donated this terrific little baby quilt.
Generous Blogless Kathy sent the fixings for this quilt, too, and I put it together over the summer.

When this quilt was unfolded, everyone said, "Oh, Bonnie must have made that." And they were right. Each of the little dresses is hand-buttonhole stitched.  


6 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

What a marvelous organization! (and beautiful quilts)

Janet O. said...

Wonderful cause to support--and the quilts look lovingly made!
Sent a little pouch your way yesterday--finally!

Quayquilter said...

What a wonderful Show & tell. Thanks for this. I recognise some makers!

Bobbi said...

Wonderful! I'm so happy to know such generous spirits.

Barbara Anne said...

What lovely quilts, one and all, and each will so perfectly keep someone warm in body and in spirit. Applause for the creative and warm-hearted quiltmakers!!!

Thanks for letting us see these wonderful quilts!

Hugs!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

What a wonderful show and tell! Of course I couldn't comment (or rest) until I found the $500 dollar Monopoly bill; love it! This is such an incredible outpouring for such a great cause. It made me think of our children's sermon today and how the children prayed for those without food or homes and a few little voices chimed in to add: "or the children who don't have books or swing sets"!
Your group has made such generous and loving donations for those who need it most desperately; bless you.