Thursday, September 18, 2008

This is What a Hundred Quilts Look Like

This was the summer of quilts! I am so glad I had the opportunity to be part of this big project. Thanks to everyone who helped make this a success. We were done early and under budget!

This is my good friend Susan (on the right) and I. She has helped soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much! Don't we look relieved and pleased that this is done!

So many people in the ward participated. I thought I'd share a few photos. My friend Amy and her daughter Hannah.

Thanks to Wendy for taking a lot of photos during the project. She and Amy were awesome helpers.

Here is President Dunford and brother Lawrence. It was so fun that so many men helped. My husband would tell them: " If you can tie your shoes, you can tie a quilt!" Most of our quilts were tied with the international stitch. We did a few tied with yarn quilts but I'd say 80 % of them were done with the international stitch. They turned out beautifully.

My daughter Elise and niece Kendra came to help too. We had one Mutual Night activity devoted to this. It was great to see the youth involved with this project as well. I got a kick out of seeing these kids trying to quilt and text message at the same time!
My husband (on the right) and brother Lawrence trying to figure out how to put the quilt frame together.
My friend Mary Beth emailed me a few days before she moved to England and said that she needed to get rid of her fabric before the move, was I interested? Oh my! It was such a blessing to get all of her most beautiful fabric. I came home with 20 garbage bags full! My dear husband wanted to kill me for bringing this home !! When we went to Church the following Sunday, we were told of the quilting project! I couldn't believe how perfect the timing was. We made 15 quilts with her fabric. Here are a few close ups. Mary Beth- Thanks a million!!!

I wish I could show a photo of everyone who helped but I don't want to post a hundred photos!! Thanks again to everyone who helped. These will be sent to Salt Lake City's LDS Humanitarian Center and will be delivered wherever they are needed.

"A man filled with the love of God, is not content with blessing his family alone, but ranges through the whole world, anxious to bless the whole human race" - Joseph Smith

"We are to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to provide for the widow, to dry up the tear of the orphan, to comfort the affllicted, whether in this Church, or in any other , or in no Church at all" - Joseph Smith


Lisa said...

Simply amazing. Great job everyone!

Heather Sitarzewski said...

What a wonderful, heartfelt project!! The quilts are beautiful. Way to go!!!

Jennybug said...

I love all of the pictures. This is so awesome. I am so proud of you, what an awesome accomplishment. I know you had a lot of help, but still I know how much time and effort you put into this project. That is so cool!!!

J + K said...

This is outstanding. When you are in the service of your fellow man, you are only in the service of your God. Congratulations to all involved.

We are the Clarks! said...

You inspire me. Honestly, you make me feel lazy!!

That is so cool, though. Good job making it fun for Elise by bringing Kendra out.

As a random side note, I saw Dale at WalMart, but was too far away to get his attention.

I would love to get together for lunch...


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