When I made these blocks over two years ago, I didn’t have a home for them. I made too many for a quilt that is now basted, and ready for machine quilting. So I had 46 leftover blocks.
The horrifying acts of those, which I refuse to acknowledge my name. They do not deserve any publicity, which is policy that those in Sandy Hook employed, and I agree with, and will follow.
I’ve heard and read so many of the heart-wrenching stories of rescue and comfort. So many were victims, with promising lives and futures to look forward to, now unrealized. Their family members, friends, and all of the responders, hurting for them too. My heart goes out to all of them.
When I heard that there was a finished quilt, and quilt block donation from Yvonne @ quiltingjetgirl, coordinated by Alyssa Lapinsky, from The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild’s efforts, I thought of those unused blocks, and got them out of storage.
I ironed them, counted 46 of them, as was requested, and placed a note with the proper information needed from Alyssa. I got them to the Post Office today, just before it closed.
This is a no-brainer Mitzvoh, (translated – good deed). I am so happy to be able to donate these blocks to The Orlando Quilt Guild, who will donate a finished quilt made from them, to someone who needs to be wrapped in love, comfort and support.
Saying prayers for all. Hopefully over time healing will come in it’s own personal and special way. To be followed with an opportunity for those here on earth to more forward in a positive way, and remembering the love and good deeds of the 49 victims in their hearts.
Happy Quilting and may love and acceptance conquer hate and unacceptance.