Sunday again, and it's time to check in and let us know about your progress on your Hands2Help quilt(s)!! I know some of you have already sent your quilts off - - - but don't panic if you still haven't started! The final link-up will run from June 2nd to June 8th, so you have two to three weeks to finish up! You can link up your progress at the bottom of this post, or just leave a comment if you prefer.... it's all good!
And now for the shout-out!
Many of you participated in last year's Challenge.
One of the charities was The NOLA Project -
quilts for children in St. Bernard Parish, New Orleans, LA.
That area was still undergoing reconstruction following Hurricane Katrina. I want you to see the quilts that were donated as part of this challenge....
|From up high above them...|
These quilts made an amazing spread on the floor of the foyer at our church (freshly vacuumed, of course!!) and were an awesome sight to see!
The next Sunday morning we spread them out on tables so that people could see them and pray over them...
And the following Sunday morning they were placed at the front of the church. People came forward at the end of the service and prayed over them before they were taken to New Orleans by our senior high mission team.
A week before our Senior High students were scheduled to leave, Hurricane Isaac hit the New Orleans area. When they arrived, they found that many of the residents of St. Bernard Parish had been flooded out of their homes again. Some of them had just returned as their homes were finished being repaired from Hurricane Katrina. So some of your quilts went to school children, but others went to families who had lost everything - again. It was a huge blessing to have something tangible to give the residents of the Parish. Thanks to all of you again who sent quilts for this particular charity last year!
And now it's time to link up or leave a comment!
Let us know how your quilt is coming along!!
And remember - there are some fabulous prizes
for those who reach the finish line
and link up between June 2nd and June 8th!
Note! If you're ready to mail your quilts, e-mail me for the address!!