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!

7 comments:

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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