Friday, November 29, 2013

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? What I'm Thankful For….


Hi, all!

It's Friday again, and time to get your whoop whoop on!!  I hope you've emerged from your food coma and have had time to do some sewing on this holiday weekend.  If you're anything like me, you're avoiding the stores like the plague!  

Since it's Thanksgiving weekend, I thought I'd do a little something different for my whoop whoop.  Four years ago this weekend, fifteen women came over to my house for a little sewing…


where we, total quilting newbies, joined our hearts and hands


to create a quilt for a friend who had been diagnosed with cancer


…that turned out to be the beginning of our quilt ministry!

I'm so thankful for these ladies….


…who have worked together so hard…



…training up the next generation of quilters…



…and even working on some non-quilt-y sewing to help out our local elementary school!




To date, we've given out six hundred fifty-nine quilts in four years.  And truthfully, we could never have done it without the support of a whole bunch of the wonderful folks who read this blog!  Your donations of fabric, blocks, quilt tops and completed quilts have been a very important part of this ministry - because of your contributions, we have never lacked for supplies to make quilts to bring comfort to people in need.  Never once in four years have we had to say that we couldn't provide a quilt because we didn't have the resources to make one - and for that, I am truly thankful!

I have made so many new friends in the past four years - people I may never meet in person, but who are an important part of my life because we care about the same things.  

I think these are all great reasons to whoop it up today!!!
Whoop whoop!!!


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And now it's your turn!

What are you whooping about today?

Share with us - we want to cheer right along with you!

It's more fun with friends!!

The party will stay open until Sunday night - 

Hope to see you there!

Hugs!

Sarah

PS  Be sure to check back in Monday - I'll be sharing another traveling stash giveaway!



18 comments:

Janeen van Niekerk said...

What a pity I don't live closer to you so that I can pop over for a quilting week-end.
Love the quilt you made. Great work!

The Inside Stori said...

What a fabulous accomplishment!!!

made by ChrissieD said...

Congrats on all the marvellous work you're doing :D

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Seems like only yesterday we were cdlebrating that 500 mark and look at the total now!! It is always a pleasure to share with your lovely group - you all make it happen.

LA Paylor said...

wiping away a tear... what a connection to humanity you've started. Thank you. If you've ever read my connection project page, you know I feel all of us here on earth are connected, and when you help one, you help the whole.
LeeAnna Paylor
lapaylor.blogspot.com/

Design Originals by KC said...

I love your blog and your mission in life Sarah! Thanks for sharing so much of yourself in your blog... I finally figured out a quilting design for an area of the project I am working on so trudging forward to having Christmas presents in the mail and ready to start the next project! Whoop :) Kathi

Sara said...

Excellent ministry Sarah!!! You are one of God's angels among us:)

Cathy said...

What an inspirational post and awesome ministry! Bless you all for giving comfort to so many. I'm thankful there are people who care about others still left in this world.

katyquilts said...

Hi Sarah! Wow, it is amazing to see how much your group has done in so short a time! God has truly blessed this ministry. Congrats!

Terri said...

Always enjoy the stories about the quilts and the ministry... and now the pictures! Love it, Sarah. And I always enjoy the linky party... thanks for doing that.
Hugs

beth said...

Great job Sarah!

Auntie Pami said...

Oh my goodness!!

Congrats to all!

Dresden Quilter said...

It is wonderful the work and quilting you have done.

P. said...

I am sure that each and every recipient of your beautiful quilts is thankful for YOU and your fellow quilters!

Deb said...

You and your fabulous quilt ministry have made an amazing effort over the last 4 years. I am sure all those quilts have brought comfort and love to so many people in need. Wish I lived closer!

Michele said...

I'm just floored by what you've been able to accomplish. Your entire group should be very proud. Congrats and keep up the hard work.

Muddling Through said...

I am thankful for the wonderful camaraderie of talented quilters like you. The encouragement we give each other is priceless to me. And what a wonderful post you've written. Truly you are showing the love of Jesus in a very touchable way!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

What a great Whoop! Whoop! I will be teaching a (much smaller) group of ladies at my church how to quilt, starting in January.