Hi! After finding this great blog to display our charity quilts, I asked to be included. I have a ministry to widows and those who have lost loved ones. I will make them a quilt from their loved one's shirts at no cost. I think I get the bigger blessing from it. Below are a few pictures of ones I've made. The first was for a surviving twin, made from her sister's nurse scrubs. I used a free pattern called Bricks and Stepping Stones found on the Quiltville
The next one was for a widow married for 73 years. I made up the pattern after seeing many similar quilt patterns.
This one was made for a widow whose husband died of cancer. This pattern is called Strip Twist and also is free from the Quiltville
I hope these have inspired you to get busy using your creative abilities to do something kind for someone else! You can visit me sometime at my blog Around The Blocks.
Happy Quilting! - Rachel H.
Your quilts are beautiful, Rachel, and such a wonderful idea! It takes much time to make a remembrance quilt, and you do lovely work. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Thank you Sarah!Delete
The quilts are amazing. You have given a very special gift to someone who is missing their loved one. You are a blessing to many.ReplyDelete
Thanks Karen, but I truly get such a blessing from doing it!Delete
All three of these quilts are wonderful, but you surprised me when you said the top one was from scrubs. Such a perfect pattern for those beautiful colors!ReplyDelete
Thanks. Yes, the scrubs were perfect for this pattern.Delete
Beautiful work, Rachel. You will be blessed.ReplyDelete
:) I already am!Delete
Oh they all are true treasures and I'm sure their family members are thankful for your generosity.ReplyDelete
These quilts mean so much to the recipients. I can't think of a better gift to comfort someone.Delete
Wow Rachel! What a wonderful way to love others.ReplyDelete
Yes, it is. Thanks.Delete
Making and giving quilts is such a rewarding experience. I love this blog. Right now I'm working on an art quilt that my great-nephew will raffle for his Type 1 Diabetes team. Last year my Relay For Life art quilt earned $1460!! I was thrilled and it hangs in my best friend's home.ReplyDelete
That is great Mary!ReplyDelete