Friday, February 22, 2013

The power of one block

Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying your Friday.  Aren't you glad the weekend is here?  I certainly am, because, lucky me, I'm heading off to a quilt 'till you wilt tomorrow with some friends..yoohoo!  10 am to midnight...or in my case, 12ish to maybe 6ish.

I did spend a little time in the sewing room this week, working on some charity quilts.  Not whole quilts, just one block actually...

Each member of my quilt guild, the M & M's, was asked to make one monkey block this month...here's my paisley primate, almost done...

...we are using this pattern to make some quilts for children who are hospitalized...

...the pattern is in the current Love of Quilting magazine.

We also volunteered to make some memory folders for parent's who have had a child die...

Here are the supplies each of us received, some fabric,  recycled   x-ray plates cut to size and the instructions.

A finished folder...this was a heart wrenching project to work on. 

I am discovering so many new projects that quilter's work on to help others, from place mats for Meals on Wheels, quilts for seniors in care, memory quilts/tactile quilts for Alzheimer's patients, to quilts for victims of natural disasters...there are so many ways we can, and do, help others.

Mary-Frances

3 comments:

  1. I love the paisley monkey he is gorgeous. Enjoy your weekend.

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  2. You are back being busy with the sewing machine, I see. My friends and I just finished a bunch of lap quilts that may go to Quilts of Valour and we are now making 50 doll quilts with pillows that will be matched with doll beds being made by a woodworking group. The beds with quilts go to children at Christmas.

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  3. The Paisley Monkey is a wonderful project for your Guild to take on.

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