Sunday, January 9, 2011

I just love the spirit of giving that Quilters have

My wonderful quilting friend Therarica put out a birthday wish for her 50 th Birthday in November. The wish was to get enough quilts to denote to the Central Children's Home  near where she lived. The request went out to her quilting buddies and the quilts started rolling in. My other good quilting sister, Trish in Australia and I decided to team up and she provided two tops and backing and I would quilt them and bind for her. I had a UFO in my pile that I decided to quilt and donate also. 
Here are  Trish's quilt tops on Lizzie. For the  red white and blue quilt I used a  starts and loops quilt design

And for this wonderful colorful quilt I used a flowers and swirls design.

Here are the three quilts that were donated from Trish and I on the swing on Therarcia porch. Don't they look great.

Thearica wrote a wonderful post when she made the presentation of the quilts to the teenagers who currently reside at the home. Here is a picture of the kids with some of their quilts:

A wonderful group of quilters donated 24 quilts to help with Thearica Birthday wish and I believe that the recipients of the quilts had smiles from ear to ear and kept saying Thank You! 
One interesting thing to note is that Thearica, Trish and I have never met in person but we are sisters in quilting on the HGTV Quilting message board. It just astounds me how giving most quilters  are and  they give freely of their gifts to others in need.

1 comment:

Thearica said...

Awesome post Leona! I wish we could show those smiles but unfortunately we cannot.. But rest assured, they were from ear to ear... It warms my heart to see just how our quilts touch these children!