Wow! Can you believe that it's already Memorial Day weekend? And that means that the end of the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge 2015 is just around the corner! I know that lots of you have already sent your quilts to the different charities - you are amazing! And I know that there are still many quilts out there in various stages of near completion - including mine. So let's tune in to Kate, our guest blogger today, and get inspired to go finish those quilts!!
Hi, I'm Kate................and I'm a College Professor...........
So I blog as 'Kate the Quilting Professor".....
Here is a photo of the TWO quilts I promised for Emily at Happy Chemo...
But when I went to pack them up - the only box I could find was a bit TOO BIG.............
so ??? I had to make TWO MORE to fill the space in the box !! ha ha
The other guest bloggers have been great, haven't they?
Well, I get to be last - like a "clean-up hitter" in baseball - the one that makes a big hit, so all the runners who are on base can run home to win the game for the team .....
Have you finished your H2H quilts ??? YOU HIT A HOME RUN
Are you ALMOST finished with your H2H quilts ???? YOU'RE ON THIRD BASE
Halfway ??? YOU ARE ON SECOND BASE
Just starting?? that's ok -YOU'RE ALREADY ON FIRST BASE
So I need to hit a HOME RUN to bring you all home............... let's try a little inspiration, and get some help from some friends...
Be inspired by this fenceful of charity quilts.............made by some friends of mine, and ready to go to our favorite charity.
Be inspired by this beautiful little girl, wrapped in a charity quilt like those above.
She lives in a third-world country, and has just had facial surgery to repair a cleft palette or other facial disfigurement - the surgeons are sponsored by Rotary International. Children wait years for a chance to have this surgery, which often means the difference between being viewed as an outcast, perhaps being a beggar............. or a chance to have a full life. When she came out of surgery, she was wrapped in this gorgeous quilt, donated by the Sunshine Online Quilt Guild, in cooperation with a great lady named Terri who runs an organization called "Wrap A Smile" - and we do just that ! The quilt will make her feel warm, safe, and loved............. how cool that a few squares of fabric, some thread, and some batting can make such a positive difference!
That's what it's about, isn't it ? Making a Difference.
The world of QUILTING and QUILTERS is a many-faceted place. Sometimes it's about competition and ribbons - sometimes it's about swaps and round robins. Sometimes it's about fancy machines and enormous stashes of fabric.
But ..... sometimes.......... it's about Making a DIFFERENCE. THANK YOU, SARAH, FOR HELPING US MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
WAY TO GO, EVERYBODY.......FINISH UP THOSE QUILTS AND SEND THEM OFF TO DO THEIR WORK !!
Thanks so much, Kate, for your fabulously inspiring guest post! And thanks for sharing the picture of your small quilt - it's always been one of my favorites.
And now it's crunch time, folks! Next week begins the final linky party for Hands2Help 2015. Anytime between next Sunday, May 31st, and the following Saturday, June 6th at noon, you can link up pictures of your finished quilts. I'll draw winners for all the great giveaway items from the people who link up during that time. It's also where we'll get the final count of quilts donated this year, so please be sure to link up!! If you don't have a blog or have a problem linking up, email me your (low resolution) pics and I will be sure they get linked up.
And if life happens, and you run into a problem getting your quilt(s) finished, please email me and we'll try to work something out. I really don't want anyone to miss out because of something unexpected!
Have a great and productive week!