Welcome to another edition of Sew Some Love Sunday!! It's been a while since the last post, but I wanted to share an urgent need with you. Did you hear that there was a devastating explosion in Beirut, Lebanon this week? If you watch the news, listen to the radio, or pick up your cell phone during the day, you probably did.
The following is an excerpt from Jo @ Jo's Country Junction:
This is an opportunity for YOU to jump in and help, if you are inclined to do so. At the end of her post, Jo gave the dimensions for the quilts in need of replacement.
What size was that, Joyful???
The quilts or tops should measure approximately 60 x 80 inches. Jo suggested something as simple as 10.5" squares sewn in a 6 x 8 layout. That's only 48 squares of fabric!
Want to participate, but don't have TIME to sew for LWR???
I'll arrange the sewing for you. All you have to do is cut and mail the squares!! I will
have my minions do the rest find another quilter to do the sewing. I might even do it for you, myself! (I like a bit of mindless sewing once in a while.)
Where can I get more information about LWR??
Here is the LINK for the Lutheran World Relief. I didn't find the website particularly user friendly. Instead, I will pass along quilt tops made from donated fabric to a local organization who supports this mission. (If any of you readers belong to a group of LWR quilters, please leave the information in the comments below.)
Will you be showing us a quilt photo, Joyful!!!
Here is a photo of my very first Bonnie Hunter Mystery quilt, Grand Illusion, circa 2014:
|Note: The top row is folded over in the photo.|
Later, I made a pieced back instead of continuing with the pieced borders that Bonnie had planned:
|The original border pieces were incorporated at each end of the quilt back.|
Alas, now that I have a longarm quilting machine, I will have to add
a border to allow for the backing to be attached to the rails.
I pulled the quilt out the other day. Needleb was looking for a quilt top to make a quick gift. My quilt was too big for that need and now, too small for the LWR purposes.
Side note: It's PURPLE for the RSC. :o))
I plan on doing some additional research into LWR Mission Quilts (to see if there are any exclusions that should be made for religious or cultural reasons.) Please leave me a comment, if you are interested in contributing to this effort.
Until next time...
SEW some love!!!