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