Welcoming the Stranger
Last autumn, my wonderful LQS held a quilt drive. They asked for 100 quilts in 100 days in a variety of sizes. The quilts were given to a social service agency that works with immigrants and refugees. Marsha and I put our heads (and our machines) together and made a double-bed size Kaffe-and-batik quilt and were glad that there still were some refugees.
Lo! and behold! Stitch Central held a second quilt drive this autumn, same specs, same beneficiaries. Bonnie made one out of Ruth's scraps and I bound it for her. I made one using blocks I'd made at a retreat using mostly aboriginal fabrics -- the blocks were just downright fun to make and I had no plans for them beyond making them. Himself helped me come up with a plan to set them, and so I have a great big quilt to donate. Stephanie quilted it for me in exchange for my binding her donation.
Joe, Lizzy and I photographed them this afternoon, and I'll be delivering them to the shop within the next couple of days.
|Bonnie's quilt using the Mazed pattern and Ruth's scraps.|
|Stephanie's quilt -- doncha love it?|
|My quilt. And my dog.|