Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Quilts for West, Texas

When something like the explosion of the fertilizer plant in West, Texas happens, we all want to DO something. We had a neighbor friend who lost his dear wife last week so I cooked and baked. It's what we do. Another friend had surgery a few weeks ago.  The initial abundance of food is dwindling. Time to take something new and drop by for a visit. My FIL is having back surgery tomorrow. I'll be cooking so that when they stop by on their way home, I can send food with them. When we're close, food is a good thing to provide.

When we're not close. We make quilts. Judy has set up a quilt drive to provide quilts for the people of West, Texas. I gathered up two. A red white and blue chevron like this one:

And a fall one:

   and my dear MIL dropped two off yesterday morning when they headed to Texas for FIL's surgery. I love star quilts and this one is pretty in blue and yellow:

I didn't think I needed to begin collection Batiks...until now:

I LOVE the watercolor effect of these pretty fabrics:

My MIL is a hand quilter. I am amazed by her stitches:

And I told her she had to dig out both patterns because I want to make them both. She said she had no idea where they were. I can relate. I have turned the house upside down looking for one of mine. Found all sorts of things I wasn't even looking for, but the pattern has eluded me. After working with the southwestern quilt, I think I can probably figure these out without a pattern.

I made labels for each one and stitched them on before sending them across state lines to Judy. Judy, thank you so much for spearheading this quilt gathering!


KaHolly said...

You are a dear! Your MIL, too!!

Cindy said...

You're a wonderful person! I'm glad to be getting to know you via Blogland. Hugs

Nancy said...

These quilts will be loved and appreciated.

I love how people pull together for others whether it be local or mils distant.

Julie Feldhaus said...

It's always a good feeling to help someone else.

Michigan Gal said...

Karin, you are amazing--the heart you have for hurting people has got to be as big as the state of Texas. Thanks for all you do.

Karin said...

You are such a big hearted and amazing woman. God bless you!!!

When I´ve started quilting - I didnt like batiks at all. By now I´m addicted to them :)

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