Friday, September 9, 2011

Home from Vacation for a Few Days--A Beautiful Donation--Argh! A Pirate Quilt--and Prison Giveaway Tomorrow

 Hello friends! I am back for a few days from a vacation that was interupted by a misbehaving transmission--but we rolled with it and will return to our camping adventure on Monday morning.  
I have lots to share about the world and work of Margaret's Hope Chest.
 We have received so many quilt and quilt top donations over the past month--it has been amazing! Thanks to all who have spent the time and money to send or drop these quilts off--the quilts pictured below came last week from Jessica at Twin Fibers.  I just love her blog and I was amazed to find out that she only lives 30 minutes from me and also, that she donated a large group of her latest projects! 
You will continue to see other donations as we work our way through the 100 or so quilt tops--so awesome!

 The night before we left for our trip I finished this pirate/skull themed quilt for an almost 2 year old who has a daddy in prison.  I used the disappearing nine patch block because it's fast and easy :) and I was down to the wire!  I hope he loves it!




And one of the great things that came out of our interrupted vacation was that I am able to join my mom tomorrow at a prison in northern Michigan to share our story and message of forgiveness and HOPE with a group of prisoners. Then each dad will pick out a quilt (most of which have been donated by blog readers :) ) to give their child/children.  I love these days the best--I wish you all could see the joy that the quilts bring these families.  43 children will walk out of the prison tomorrow with a concrete symbol of their father's love!  I can't wait!
And so I will sign off for now and be back soon with more updates on God's work through MHC!!!

2 comments:

April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

Thank you for sharing about the latest news. And about the Twin Fibers blog! It's a great read.

Hope your transmission troubles are a thing of the past. Happy Camping! :)

Lynn said...

Love the pirate quilt.