Quilting for Calgary – Love in Action

I love to see people responding in love to those in need.  That can take a lot of different forms. The past two weeks have seen devastation to the Calgary area in the Canadian prairies.  Some people have lost everything.  Some people don’t yet know what they’ve lost as they have not been allowed to return to their neighbourhoods.  Can you imagine the anxiety of that scenario google chrome voor mac download?

We all respond differently to the needs we see.  Some people want to go and help on the ground with recovery efforts, or bringing aid.  Some people pray believing for divine intervention.  And yes, quilters want to send quilts.  They want to send tangible expressions of compassion and care.  

That is why I was so glad to see the formation of some online groups specifically for the purpose of  being a rallying point to coordinate sending quilts to those in need.  This totally chokes me up.  I’m not ashamed of my tears.  I want to help too.  I can’t go and help, but I can certainly make a quilt, or quilt blocks, or help spread the word.  And I’ve heard countless stories like this the past two weeks and it warms my heart to know that this expression of love and compassion is reaching this devastated area.  It says, “we care”.  “You’re not alone” google ├╝bersetzer kostenlos downloaden.

I wanted to see if I could organize a group from my friends in Victoria to work on a group quilt to send.  We got together last Saturday at my church to work on heart strings which is a popular quilt pattern that multiple people can work on and no experience is necessary.  We had some sewing, some ironing, some cutting strips wie kann man illegal musik herunterladen. Our goal was to send 2 quilts.  Here’s a picture of where we got to on Saturday:

 

I was really sad that in the end I couldn’t even go the event that I organized.  The reason?  On Friday, the day before, I broke my foot.  So the girls carried on without me.  But I was there in spirit and quite sure I could contribute something from my own sewing time alone at home.  On Sunday, I hobbled into my sewing room and added to the number of blocks.  This weekend I think I’ll try and get the blocks put together and ready to ship off with the others from our area.  I know there have quilting ninjas working in groups for this great cause.  And thankfully it wasn’t my ‘sewing foot’ that I broke so it still works just fine uni kassel word herunterladen!

We will be sending this quilt top to Sparrow Studioz in Edmonton.  They have volunteered to quilt them on their long arm machines and then get them distributed.  They are opening their studio for the next 4 Sundays.  You can read about it on the facebook group page here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/QuiltsforCalgary/ ndr Niedersachsen app.

I’m so proud of my fellow quilting family.  Way to spread the love!!!  God bless you for your giving spirits.  I know He loves it when His children love one another.  This is just awesome lego mindstorms software herunterladen.

Until next time,
Mavis

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One comment on “Quilting for Calgary – Love in Action
  1. Anonymous says:

    Ooh, Mavis, what rotten luck! How are you doing? I've been making slabs for southern Alberta. Cheryl Arkison in Calgary is coordinating and it is a great way to use up scraps and end up with a great looking quilt.

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