Help Another Quilter Out if You Can
We all know how much devastion there has been throughout the lower States recently. Wildfires galore, hurricane damage in many areas and others that are still struggling to rebuild from earlier storms. Quilters are a generous and kind bunch in my experience, and many have stepped up. Collections for string blocks and other patterns have been made, and those that could donated. Yesterday, this plea came to my attention. I could not think of a better time to share it than the day before Thanksgiving. While you are thinking about all of your blessings, perhaps you can take a moment for Rachel and her family.
A Face of the Wildfires
Let me first share a link to the original article, on Melanie’s Southern Charm Quilts. Melanie has complete details about exactly how to help. I’d like to just share a small recap. Here is a picture of Rachel, the new quilter, and her family.
Perhaps it really touched my heart because she is a new quilter. Or maybe it was this picture that captured a happier time before the wildfires. Possibly it is that sweet baby boy’s face in his daddy’s arm, along with a younger sibling safely in momma’s. Is it possible that they remind me of my peeps, and our sweet boy who is about to have a little sister? I don’t know exactly what it is, but I just want to spread the word for this family. They need our help.
Make a Block, Change a Life
Rachel was making a Little Miss Sawtooth quilt. I saw the star blocks laying on the floor, spotted the word sawtooth and just knew I was in. This is my all time favorite block! After finally finishing my own sawtooth quilt (Evening Star Finish – A Long Journey & OMG), I took this as a huge sign. Make some sawtooth star block, Roseanne. There are actually seven different blocks to choose from, to spark your interest or fancy. Melanie asks that we contact her for the mailing address. No one can leave that kind of information in a post any longer.
Help Only If You Can
This is not meant to pressure you in any way! This is a busy time of year, and no one needs additional stress. Sue and I wish you all the very best for this Thanksgiving. We have so many blessings in our lives that we really do get weepy. As we pray before our family feast, Sue and I will each be thinking and maybe humming a special song. We watched Trisha Yearwood on the Food Network during a Thanksgiving meal show. She was singing this song, and we would love to start the tradition of We Gather Together. We know we will receive much resistance, so we’ll just do it between ourselves. I’m going to find my old keyboard and teach Dominic how to play this simple song that just stays in your head. You’re humming it now, aren’t you?!
Happy Happy Thanksgiving. ~smile~ Roseanne