Friday, March 7, 2014

Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? A Beautiful Quilt for a Beautiful Lady



Hi, all!

Time to get your whoop whoop on!!  Are you ready?  I hope so!  



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Today I want to tell you a story about two lovely ladies.  The lady in red is Pam, a long-time member of our quilt ministry, and the lady on the left is her mom, Dovie.  Unfortunately, Dovie was diagnosed with cancer last October, and went home to be with God  last week.  During her illness she lived with Pam and her family.  Even through this stressful time, Pam remained strong - but we could see that it was so hard on her.  When it became clear that Dovie wasn't going to be with us much longer, we decided that we needed to make a comfort quilt for Pam.

I love the sun shining through a flimsy!


Having seen the Good Night Irene pattern all over the internet, we realized that this would be a great collaboration quilt.  Raiding our supply of 2" pieces, each member made a 16-patch block.  



Assembling the quilt was a bit challenging since everyone's block was slightly different in size, but it all worked out.  That was my job.  Then Debbie, our other long-arm quilter, did the quilting - beautifully!



Look at that fabulous texture!




We gave Pam her quilt this past Wednesday night, during our regular weekly meeting.  She was so touched to know that everyone had made a part of the quilt!  Hopefully when she's missing her mom, she can wrap up in this quilt and feel not only God's love, but her mom's too..

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And on another whoop whoop note, there are DAFFODILS coming up in my yard!!!  A sure sign that spring is going to come, despite all evidence to the contrary!!

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And now it's your turn!

What are you dancing the happy dance about?


Share with us - we want to dance along!!!

The party will stay open until Sunday midnight - 

Hope to see you there!!

Hugs!

Sarah





28 comments:

  1. I'm sorry to hear of Dovie's passing. The quilt you and your ministry made for Pam is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your story of love.

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  2. What a lovely quilt, I am sure it will be a great comfort to Pam in her loss.

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  3. What a really beautiful quilt. I am sure it will bring Pam much comfort.

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  4. Great job on that quilt! I'm sure that Pam will cherish it. Now I'm sure I want to do the GNI quilt! I don't have anything to Whoop Whoop about (unless you count being vertical after a week of under the weather-ha!) but maybe will have something by Sunday. Fingers crossed! :-)

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  5. Not only is the quilt stunning...your jesture is equally beautiful. BTW - no spring here yet...it's snowing like heck here....can't even see across our street...Enuff already!!!

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  6. Love the quilt you made... I bet she will treasure it... you are a magician with making blocks fit as was seen when you did that quilt for the ministry :) You did a beautiful job wrapping everyone's squares into a beautiful quilt and the quilting that was done is wonderful! Thanks for sharing the quilt and the story! Kathi

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  7. What a beautiful story. You gals are the best.

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  8. Great finish and I love the dancing bear!

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  9. I love how crinkly the finish looks...perfectly cozy for the recipient. Your work always put a smile on my heart!

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  10. What a lovely gift. I'm sure she will feel everyone's love when she snuggles with it.

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  11. Filled with scrappy goodness and made with the love of friendship, this is a beautiful token of love and prayers. Pam will be kept wrapped in love and warmth. What a treasure!

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  12. What a loving gesture to make this beautiful quilt for Pam. It's gorgeous!

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  13. Oh my goodness! That is beautiful! Like a stained glass window.

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  14. The quilt is beautiful and so full of love from you all, it's sure to bring much comfort to Pam :D

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  15. The comfort quilt is lovely - very effective design for a group and very pretty!

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  16. What wonderful colors and beautiful quilt! This pattern is gorgeous!!! Have a restful weekend...

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  17. What a beautiful, thoughtful gift that is sure to provide much comfort.

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  18. Wow, what a tender story. The quilt is gorgeous. My favorite picture is the finished top with the sun shinning on it. When I first looked at it with the white building behind, it reminded me of a stain-glass window coming from a church. just beautiful. pinned for future use.

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  19. What a lovely thing to do. I'm sure the quilt will be a great comfort.

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  20. What a sweet and thoughtful gift, many of your quilts are for people you might not know personally, so I am sure this one was extra special as ya'll made it.

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  21. What a beautiful quilt ladies. May Dovie rest in,peace and no longer suffer on this earthly plane. Sending love to Pam...

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  22. Oh my, you all did such a wonderful job. I'm so touched by this story, and so glad Pam has such wonderful friends to support her during this difficult time. Oh, and hanging up on the line, the quilt top looks like a stained-glass cathedral window. Beautiful!!

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  23. What a sweet story, and what a beautiful quilt! I'm sure it will bring much comfort to her.

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  24. Such a beautiful story and a gorgeous quilt. I know she will cherish it, in happy times and sad ones.

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  25. That's awesome for your friends to put this all together for her! Truly beautiful in design and feeling.

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  26. I meant to type -
    I'm sure the quilt will comfort her. Its lovely!

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  27. Thank you, Sarah, for sharing this quilt-story. It touched my heart. And the quilt you made together is very beautiful. I had never heared of that quilt pattern but will look it up immediately.

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