It's been a busy week at the Sweatshop - actually two weeks, because I failed to write a post last Wednesday. So let's get right to it!
This pretty quilt went to a couple going through some stressful days. He is a pilot (hence the flying geese) and she loves French country and the color blue. Lots of swirly quilting on this one! I hope they realize all the prayers that went into this one while I was quilting it....
This quilt, pieced by Deb, went to a couple whose son was killed in a military training accident. I love the colors in this one. Peaceful yet strong - two qualities we prayed for them.
This quilt, pieced by Deborah, went to an elderly woman who is in declining health. She loves pink and purple, so this quilt should help her feel wrapped in love!
This quilt, donated by A.D. went to a couple who have several family members sick or who recently died from cancer. They are questioning God's purpose in all this and need lots of prayers. We hope this quilt brings them some comfort, too.
This quilt went to a middle-school girl whose mother died last week in a bad traffic accident. Her school reached out to our church and asked if there was anything we could do to help reach out to her, and we had this fabulous quilt donated by the lovely A.D. The colors are so lovely and vibrant - I hope they help her remember the happy times with her mother.
And this quilt went to a 10-year old boy who was diagnosed with childhood disintegrative disorder. This illness is so horrible - I can't even imagine what his parents must be going through. We hope this quilt will help this little boy through some difficult times.
We also gave a beautiful quilt, pieced by a new member, Rita, and quilted by our new long-arm quilter, Debbie, to a young woman who has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of it! Hopefully I'll still be able to get one and if I do I'll update this post so you can see this pretty quilt...
And thanks to all of you donors - please know that we couldn't do this without you!! You are an important part of this ministry!
Be sure and check back on Friday for the Bloggers' Quilt Festival - I'll be telling the story of a very special quilt!