There’s an old adage, “Many hands make light work.” In the olden days of quilting, women would get together and help each other hand-quilt the quilt tops made over the long hard winters. The many hands stitching lightened the load for the woman having her quilts done. Well that and catch-up on all the neighborhood news. (And do we ever love news!)
With that in mind here’s a little bit about the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge hosted by Sarah Craig of Confessions of a Fabric Addict. This challenge, now in its 4th year, has given over 165 quilts to various charities. Woot! Woot!
Hurricane Sandy survivors in New Jersey are the focus of the senior high school students of Gladeville Baptist Church in Tennessee. For the past five years they have been working on mission in New Orleans, serving Katrina victims during their spring, fall and summer breaks from school. Now they are moving their mission field to New Jersey to continue the same type of work with Hurricane Sandy survivors. They will be helping with rebuilding efforts and any other type of assistance they can provide. Providing quilts to the survivors not only gives them a warm quilt-y hug but provides the students with a way to start conversations and provide other assistance.
To keep the energy going Sarah is hosting a linky party. Participants may link to a favorite tutorial for a technique or even their favorite, “Gone Quiltin’ foods in the crock-pot” meal! Way to plug your fave quilter and share them with the q-niverse!
This is what quilting is all about Q-bies!