There has been sad news for the members of the group this month.
One of our ladies is now in the final stages of her journey through life. She joined us knowing that this was coming, but thought the block swap sounded fun, and that it would give her a goal, a project to hang on for. Fate has a way of upsetting the best laid plans, and she will not be with us for the final months of F²F. Since her turn is late in the process, we have collectively agreed that we will drop everything and bring her quilt to life. This month would have been Emmely’s turn, and you will already see some blocks for her in the gallery, but in the next few weeks, you will see, as if by magic, a whole month’s worth of blocks for this other quilt, and in due course, a finished quilt, the first one in the gallery.
Because time is short, we will first make a ‘Virtual Quilt’, which will give her a preview of what is to come. So far, 33 of the 36 blocks we need are already on their way to Sue, who has generously agreed to assemble the whole thing. Sue is also blessed with a son who has a longarm quilting business, and he will kindly quilt it for us. Once bound and labelled, it will be sent on to its new owner, who will, we hope, be able to enjoy it for at least a while. In due course, it will be donated to the Ovarian Cancer Quilt Project in Houston, Texas, to be auctioned for the charity. If you are interested in seeing what it’s about, hop over and take a look, or go to the Facebook page.
One of the things I love about the quilting community is its generosity. Our members have given freely of their time, money, stash and energy to reach out to a fellow quilter, and ladies, I love you all for it. Thank you all, so very much.