Friday, April 17, 2009

My Favorite Quilt

 

This is my favorite quilt. It symbolizes the beginning of a beautiful unexpected journey that started 4 years ago with the murder of my grandmother. This is the first quilt given to someone by Margaret's Hope Chest, a quilting non-profit started in her honor. Since this quilt we have given 83 quilts away to people all over the country in seemingly hopeless situations. I had the honor of giving this quilt to the mother of one of the girls convicted of murdering my grandma. I would love for some of you reading this to visit our website and blog and become involved, we could really use more help! If you want to read more Favorite Quilt Stories click on the link to the right "Bloggers Quilt Festival". Be INSPIRED!
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10 comments:

Carol said...

Beautiful quilt and wonderful organization.

em's scrapbag said...

The quilt is lovely as is your cause.

Carol E. said...

Wow, I am impressed with your project and your own ability to forgive. That quilt is beautiful.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful quilt. Such a sad beginning, but what a forgiving heart. Thanks for sharing.

stitchinpenny said...

The story of forgiveness associated with that quilt makes it a very special symbol of love.

Quilt Rat said...

Oh my this has given me so much to think about. You are doing something wonderful!

Ozquilter said...

What a powerful story, thank you

Micki said...

Beautiful quilt and so inspiring. How do you get involved with the group?
Micki

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

I love that you took something so tragic and created Hope for so many! Thank you. I love your favorite quilt - such an inspirational piece. Thank you for sharing :)

Janet Brady said...

I am completely stunned at your ability to take such tragedy and turn it into something positive. I will tell my guild about Margaret's Hope and maybe they will want to do a project for it. If they don't, I will do it on my own to hope I can have such a forgiving spirit if I ever need it.