Monday, December 17, 2012
A Tribute to our Angels
As we reflect on the incident from Friday in CT. I would like to offer my prayers to all who
suffered tragedy. Our hearts go out to all of the families who are dealing with all of the sadness.
I am asking for some help from my Facebook and Twitter family. I want to create a memory quilt to memorialize those Angels that God has brought into his home sooner than we were ready for them be be taken. I feel I am doing this because as a young child grew up in the area and remember playing just down the road from the school.
Why does it take such a horrible tragedy for people to start thinking about God and prayer? "Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face ALWAYS" (Psalm 105:4)
I am looking for twenty-six 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 unfinished blocks to construct a quilt. I would like to have these blocks consist of an Angel, and an area on the Angel where I can write the first name of each of the people lost with there age. Attached to the block I will add a sashing and then sandwich the quilt. These blocks can be either applique' or created in a way you best feel you would represent an Angel. If I receive more than the twenty-six I will construct small wall hangings for the classrooms. Quilting will be delicate and simple with a stitching around the Angel and stitching in the ditch. I know as we are so very busy due to the holidays, could we as a quilt & sewing community ban together to create one block each and send them to me. I am looking only for twenty-six blocks, and I will provide those interested with a shipping address so that I can create this quilt as a joint act of kindness. I would like to have this done by months end so that it can be presented to the school by the beginning of January. I will be presenting this quilt as part of a team I volunteer with through local police & fire departments. I have backing and batting that I am donating and I too will construct a block. Please email me through here or find me on facebook or twitter if you are able to help me out... I will be giving credit to those who are able to contribute to this project on the label that is placed on the back of this quilt. I will take a photo of the finished quilt front and back post here on my blog, facebook, twitter and Instagram for those wishing to see the finished work of art.
I also would like to invite you to my friend Tiffiny aka SmilieMommy's wonderful blog post about making pillow cases for the children of Sandy Hook Elementary School in CT. Remember it is better to give than it is to receive.