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Thursday, September 13, 2018

SHP update

I am not sure that there has ever been a charity that has touched my heart more that the Sleep in Heavenly Peace organization. Having a nice warm bed to sleep in every night is something that most of us don't even think about. We take so much for granted. I mean I know I need a new mattress but I still have one and of course lots of quilts to sleep under. So having this need in our own community is not only surprising but it is heart breaking. I am sure there are lots of reasons why families get in this situation but that is not what is important to me, truthfully it is none of my business. What is important is doing what I can to rectify the situation, and making quilts to go with the beds is something I can do. Really you know I am going to be quilting on something anyway so why not just make sure that  it fits a twin bed. This is a stack of 7 quilts waiting to be picked up by the founders of the local chapter.

This one was made by Donna from recycled shirts.

This one was also made by Donna using 4 patches from an exchange we did with the Somerville Stitch group.

This one was made by Janet.

This one is Janet's as well. She is a fairly new quilter but she does an excellent job .

These two were originally one huge top made by Ivy. She split it and made 2 twin size from it.

And lastly from the stack is one I pieced from some blocks I had finish probably a year ago. I had intended to make a larger quilt but after I got involved with this group I decided to use just what I needed for a twin size top. I still have a few blocks left over and one day I make them into a runner or a baby quilt. I did all the quilting of these 7 and most of the binding so that has kept me pretty busy, but when they post pictures of the happy kids with their own bed it just makes my heart happy.

The way I see it this is a win win situation so if you would like that feeling too, get involved in something in your area.

Happy Stitching,


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