Wednesday, May 15, 2013

What's Cookin' At The Sweatshop?

Hi, all!

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...


We are now up to 65 quilts for the year, and 487 quilts since we started three and a half years ago.    Just a reminder about the Helping Hands Project - if you've ever made a donation to our quilt ministry, I'd love it if you'd make a hand block to go on a quilt commemorating our 500th quilt and all the helping hands that have built the ministry to date.  If you've been thinking about doing this, it's time!

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!




  1. What beautiful quilts. All of them seem to fit for where they are headed. What a great thing you are all doing. Blessings.

  2. Some gorgeous quilts there which are sure to lift the spirits of their recipients. Great job everyone!

  3. All the quilts are great. I can see the young girl wrapping up in her bright quilt. I hope she will always remember who much love for her was sewn into this quilt.

  4. What a wonderful week of sharing! As always, you amaze me with this ministry, the people you touch, and the ones that you allow to participate in showing others Gods love through the simple act of quilting.

  5. I wouldn't miss it for the world, Sarah. Love your blog, and all your projects!

  6. Some amazing quilts! I can't even pick a favorite. The flying geese, the one with the orange, and the one with the bright flowers are in the running but too hard to choose just one.

  7. Each quilt is so perfect! What a lot of good you all do.


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