Why do we make quilts….

Georgette's Cookies

Georgette’s Cookies

Last night was our Annual Tea Party at Evergreen Quilters.  We have a wonderful potluck tea.  We bring lovely tea sandwiches and wonderful sweets for dessert, above is a picture of some delicious cookies with an amazing quilt theme.  They were so pretty I almost didn’t want to eat them.  We wear beautiful, funny and outrageous hats and we have a wonderful evening.

We ask 3 of our members to display their quilts and tell us about their quilting journey.  We have such talented quilters in our group it is wonderful.

As we were sipping our tea and eating our cucumber sandwiches, 3 of our Potholder quilts were being presented to 3 veterans in Arizona.

Veterans and their wives receiving their quilts

Veterans and their wives receiving their quilts

We have been making these quilts to present to Veterans to thank them for their service to our country.  The veterans were overwhelmed by the quilts, they never expected to be given such a tribute.  It is a wonderful feeling to know that we brightened someones day and that we were able to show how much we appreciate the service and sacrifice that they made for us and their country.

I will ask our membership to continue to make these quilts because it is so wonderful to be able to brighten someone’s day in a way that they don’t expect.  I really believe that paying it forward is a wonderful way to share our talents.  As quilters we love to create quilts and to be able to share that with such a deserving group of people makes me very happy.

 

We had a wonderful tea party and a great evening.  This is why I love being part of a quilt guild.  The ladies of Evergreen are always creating wonderful quilts, placemats and pillowcases to give to people who need them.  It is one of the best things about our group.  When there is a need we step forward to share our talents and fill the need.

Keep quilting….

Be Kind…

Faith

 

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