Sunday, September 27, 2020

Sew Some Love Sunday - LWR - Square Selection {Round Two}

 Welcome to another edition of Sew Some Love Sunday!!  In this week's post, I'm going to share Round Two of the square selection for the Lutheran World Relief Mission Quilt effort going on here at The Joyful Quilter.

After her contribution to the LWR Batting Fund, Knittingsuek commented:

"It's the least I could do. We know that if y'all waited for me to sew, they'd freeze to death :p!"

The following (email) conversation took place:

I don't know, Sue. Perhaps, you would surprise yourself if you would just take some squares and slap them together! Want to try?

Her response:

Sure. My only hesitation is that as much as I'd love to spend hours sewing, my back won't let me. I know it would be good for me psychologically but not physically  :o((

I encouraged:

Oh (ok)! Let me know when/if you want to pick your fabrics for the LWR quilt top. We could spend some (masked) time up in Sue's World.  :o))

After a phone call  to browbeat her into sewing for the cause explain that I'm not asking her to finish the quilt top overnight...

I took the bag of 400 squares over to Knittingsuek's house:

She sorted through...

... while I got busy knitting:

Once the squares had been chosen, Sue decided to lay them out on her design floor... Just to make sure she had counted correctly:

Another 48 squares OUT of the bag and on their way to being put IN a quilt top for a good cause:

Thank you for agreeing to help with one of the 15 quilt tops for Lutheran World Relief, Sue!!  I enjoyed spending some time up in Sue's World (as her DH refers to her new studio space.)  It was fun watching your creative process as you were picking and choosing the fabric squares to be used in your LWR Mission Quilt.

And then, some happy mail arrived this week...

Thanks go out to Suzanne in Alaska!!!  Her generous donation will assure that several quilts will have batting in them.  (Not that they won't ALL have batting in them!)  I appreciate the fact that I no longer need to be concerned about where those funds will come from.  Thank you, Suzanne, for contributing!

As you can see, I've been knee deep in LWR, but...

I just wanted to mention, that several weeks ago, Kat announced the September/October Block Drive for Covered in Love.  Her program is perfect for those of you who are only interested in doing a block or two.  EVERY block sent in helps her mission to cover East Texas end-of-life patients with a (quilted) bit of love.

Until next time...
Practice kindness!!


  1. I think being involved with a great cause (LWR in your case)makes one's life better. Thanks for all you do! ~Jeanne

  2. Another familiar print in Sue's hands! (I keep recognizing "my" fabric. Bonnie Hunter showed a print that I had (way too much of for far too long) on her blog today.)

  3. Nothing like a worthy cause to get our quilting juices going full speed.

  4. Kitting the squares is half the battle! Hooray!

  5. I'll bet Sue did feel better. Probably didn't even notice her back hurt while she was having fun sewing with her knitting buddy!


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