There are so many amazing charities in need of quilts, veterans homes, shelters, families who’ve lost everything due to fire or other natural disaster. A friend of mine is a prolific quilter, giving quilts to people in need when she’s moved. I am really moved by this act of love.
For many years my sweetie and I worked at a residence for formerly homeless men. I can see the faces of so many of the men who entered our doors. So many memories of celebrations: birthdays, holidays, doing our best during the dark months of winter to brighten up the days. The Friar we worked with moved to Chicago a few years back to work at Our Lady of the Angels in the Humboldt Park area, this is where a horrific school fire happened December 1, 1958. You can read more about the work of Mission of Our Lady of Angels here.
I’ve decided on the quilt made from Melanie Testa’s Florabunda fabric line blog hop and Share and Share Alike, a Cutie pattern by Debby Brown. It’s a happy quilt that will bring joy to someone. It’s in need of quilting so I will be sending this out just after the new year. While I’d prefer to send it now, a new job, working on a friends website, and some other big projects are demanding my attention.
Visit these other giving partners:
Saturday 12/8 Maywood Studio
Tuesday, 12/11 Maywood Studio and Orange Dot Quilts @orangedotquilts
Thursday, 12/13 Maywood Studio and TerifiCreations by Teri Lucas @terilucasquilts
Tuesday, 12/18 Maywood Studio and Bonnie Sullivan @bonnieallthroughthenight
Saturday 12/15 Maywood Studio
Thursday, 12/20 Maywood studio and Monique Jacobs Open Gate Quilts @opengatequilts
or use the #givewithmaywood #madewithmaywood
In a couple of weeks I’ll also be making a quilt from one of Maywoods Pods. Which I’ll be blogging about before the end of the year. This quilt will also be given away. I will tell you now, this program is brilliant!