Featured Member Quilts: October 23

Tonight we’d like to highlight some of the beautiful quilts that have been made to assist with fundraising for important charities or to help raise awareness of issues that affect lives. All have been made by our readers and we’d like to thank them for sharing their work with our 24 Blocks quilting community on Facebook. We’ll let them tell the quilts stories…

“Imade this Bargello, ‘Surf Song,’ for an auction in support of clean water in Uganda. Our local Rotary Club sponsored an event, “Wine into Water” last night. This was my first “charity quilt” and it was very special to me. My friend, on the left, lost her 17 year old son in an accident while coming home from a family vacation in 2009. Jesse wantedto be an engineer and provide clean water to people in third world countries. His family started a charity in his memory: a race is held every June and this is the second year for the Wine into Water event. My quilt was renamed, “Ripples of Hope,” and it sold for an unbelievableprice: $3,000!“ó Laura Bishop (with Nancy Dawley and Cheryl Baumgarten)

Thank you, Laura, for sharing your beautiful work and the story of Jesse and the charity started by his family. The Rotary water projects are important in many, many ways. All of you have brought more than just Ripples of Hope. The ripples move outward into real waves that can and do save lives.

“Finally finished my breast cancer awareness quilt top! Eachblock has a different word on it. The pink ones have the word HOPE on it, the purple has Strength,and I believe the light blue has Courage written on it.” — Sue Brallier

Thank you, Sue! It is beautiful and will help spread Hope, Strength and Courage.

“This is a donation quilt for Relay for Life that my mom made…” — Jennifer Faulkner

Thanks, Jennifer, for sharing your Mom’s work. It’ll help bring awareness in many ways.

We hope that the variety of quilts shown tonight inspires. We love to hear stories of quilts done for charities or to raise awareness for the many issues that effect people’s daily lives. Quilters have always used their art to bring comfort and to inspire.

If you have a quilt you’ve made, or your quilting group has made, and you’d like to share its story, just come to our 24 Blocks Facebook page and upload a photo. Our readers always like hearing about the pattern used, if there was one, and about any important construction details. We love stories about the quilt’s purpose and why you were inspired to make it. We’re all a part of a community in so many ways.

Thanks to everyone who has shared their love of quilting with 24 Blocks.

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