Thursday, September 24, 2009

From the Heart

Like most guilds, mine often makes quilts for various charitable organizations. But once in a while, we all get together and make a quilt for a fellow guild member, usually one in need of a hug for one reason or another.

The call goes out for members to make a 6 1/2-inch block with a heart on it. Usually any color is fine with a neutral light background. We encourage signatures on the blocks.

We've made quilts for members who move away, those who are having very difficult health issues, etc. What you see are two examples of the quilts we've made over the last several years.

Last week, the call went out again. I made the heart block you see here. I wish it was for a happier occasion...

7 comments:

The Baxteria said...

Wow beautiful pictures. I love your blog. Keep it up

Jackie said...

What a terrific thing to do for your fellow quilters! The quilts are beautiful and I am sure cherished over the years.

Nanci said...

What a great memory to have! I love the stitches around the hearts!

Kelly Jackson said...

Tears are running down my face Anya....I know for whom the call went out. So very sad indeed.

I'm also wondering if the person might want the quilt donated to their favorite charity....in memory of their loved one?

What a wonderful and loving group you have....you all are so very blessed. I can't imagine a more lovely group of ladies.

Hugs,
Kelly

Tropical Screamer said...

What a beautiful block, Anya.

And what a great thing for your guild to do.

Darilyn

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Beautiful heart block Anya!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love the fabric you chose for this heart block. What a special addition to the Love quilts.