Sunday, August 17, 2014

Victory Prayer Quilt Blessing - August 2014

Today our church held a quilt blessing for at least 55 quilts that will go to people facing cancer and other serious health challenges.  Lots of pictures here!

I started this quilt ages ago, finally finished it, put on the binding, and then Judy sewed the binding to the back.

 Near the beginning of our ministry, a lady from another quilt ministry met with us and was pretty insistent that we needed to use one pattern for all our quilts and that they should be tied, not quilted. She hadn't been gone for more than ten minutes when we all said we really needed to make a variety of quilts just to keep things interesting.  We've all stretched and grown because of that decision.





 I apologize that my hands must have been a bit shaky when I took some of these photos; however, you can get an idea of the wide variety of designs and colors that were there today.







 These two were my favorites.  Ruth made two quilts from a top that has been in JoAnne's family for many years.  Her mom just passed away a few months ago at the age of 103, and JoAnne gifted us with these.



 I loved this quilt that Judy made from a large panel with a triangle border made from many scraps left over from other quilts she made.  Of course, I love children's books, and this just sends my imagination on a great trip!






 Several of us took part in the making of this altar cloth several years ago that graces our alter on prayer quilt dedication Sundays and occasionally on other occasions as well.




We are so very blessed to be able to take part in this ministry.  There are only a handful of us who make these quilts.  Judy told me that when she checked the last of these quilts in, we were at #538. If I remember correctly, this ministry began sometime around 2005 or 2006.

Happy quiltmaking and knitting.....

8 comments:

O'Quilts said...

A wonderful ministry of giving...and diversity...of course...!! so much better. Thank you for all your support

Mego said...

Absolutely beautiful! I applaud your decision to make many different patterns and use many different colors! I remember when QOV was just beginning and they insisted we all use the same pattern and RWB for the quilts. We nodded, smiled and did it our way. Many many quilts later our decision seems to have been the correct one. A 'unique' gift is better than a carbon copy!

Cynthia Knapp said...

What a wonderful ministry! I'm sure the recipients feel God's love when they wrap themselves up in one of these quilts.

Beth Strand said...

Lovely! I'm so glad you didn't listen to the advice to make them all the same!

DragonPoodle said...

Thanks for the quilt show! Lovely quilts.

Missy Shay said...

That is great! I agree about making different patterns, you don't want it to get boring!

Silver Toad Splendid said...

I saw so many wonderful ideas for baby quilts. Your church is blessed to have many wonderful quilters. Thank you for sharing!!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Having all the quilts the same is BORING! Different colors and patterns are more fun for the maker, and, gives a better chance of finding a quilt that 'matches' the person that it is for, too. Glad ya'll didn't listen to that lady. Lots of lovely quilts your ministry has made.

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