A little over a year ago one of our church families lost their high school son in an early morning accident as he drove into Albuquerque on the interstate to attend his high school. I passed the tragic scene (semi trailer and car charred almost beyond belief) and offered up a prayer for those involved, not finding out until evening that my prayer had been for that sweet boy. He was an immensely talented young man with a great personality. The family moved away shortly afterward. I fully understand that the most daunting grief anyone ever experiences is the loss of a child and all the attendant hopes and dreams. Today, we heard from the mother that now her two year old nephew has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and will be undergoing ten months of radiation and chemo.
These fabrics were gifted to me, but haven't made it into a quilt yet. They've been stacked in my line of sight for the last several months, because they needed to become a prayer quilt for a child. I haven't settled on a design--and am open to suggestions--and will sleep on it tonight, and maybe the next several nights. I often dream great quilts, and that needs to happen now.
I put out a call to members of my Victory Prayer Quilters group for volunteers to quilt and bind and for backing. Hopefully, I'll be able to start cutting tomorrow after work and physical therapy...as long as I have a design in my head by then.
Happy quiltmaking, knitting, etc.,