Sunday, November 22, 2020

Sew Some Love Sunday - LWR - The 3rd Quilt {and a Pledge Fulfilled}

Welcome to another edition of Sew Some Love!!!  This week, I've got something extra special to share with you about the LWR Mission Quilt Drive here at The Joyful Quilter.  I've been waiting for this news for several weeks and now it's official.

WHAT are you talking about, Joyful???

Well, I am pleased to report that the 3rd LWR Mission Quilt has been dropped in the mail.  You can read all about it directly from Louise @ Quilt Odyssey.

I'll let you know when it arrives...

See that box in the middle of the stack from this week's Mail Call Monday post???  That bulging box:

That's the one I've been waiting for.  Well, that one AND the one on the bottom of the stack.  Suzanne in AK really knows how to pack a box!!  More about that in a moment.

The box with a smile...

Contained this note...

Along with...

LWR Mission Quilt #3:

Special thanks to Louise for going the extra mile and quilting a project larger than she typically finishes in her "onboard" studio:

What's in the box on the bottom of the stack, Joyful???

That was another box that I've been waiting for:

It came all the way from Alaska!!  As I mentioned before...

Suzanne really knows how to pack a box:

What are those 5 bundles, Joyful???

Those aren't just any old fabric rolls!!  They are FIVE quilt backs that Suzanne pledged for our Lutheran World Relief Mission Quilt project.  Let's have a look, please note that she was kind enough to include the measurements for each.  (Thank you!!!)  That will be such a time saver, when pairing tops to potential backings.






Thank you SEW much, Suzanne!  Your quilt backs will come in handy when the Kit Quilt Tops start rolling in.  (The cash donation is also much appreciated!)  You are a donation quilt warrior and I'm pleased to have given you a reason to use up some of your QOV backing off-cuts.  Especially, happy knowing that you were able to deplete your stash so that you are able to close the bin.  :o))

Seriously.  Take a look at the part I highlighted on the enclosed note:

The first backing has been paired with a top and distributed to one of the LWR longarm quilters. She was thrilled to receive it, as she has already pieced one and has another to do:

What's left for ME to help with, Joyful???

There is still a need for quilt backs, if YOU would like to make one to contribute.  The five just received bring the remaining need down considerably, but there are a number of Mission Quilt " top kits" still to be returned.  Backings will be needed for each of those.  Monetary donations are appreciated, as well.  (Goodness knows, I'm working my way through my supply of longarm thread, pre-wound bobbins, and the donor-provided batting!)

Until next time...
Sew some love!!!


  1. Hooray for lots of backings from Suzanne! And I'm so glad my quilt arrived safe and sound, ready to go to work :)

  2. What a beautiful Irish chain quilt that is!!! Everything is coming up joyful :-D

  3. How wonderful to see the donations coming in! Beautiful quilt!

  4. Wow, 5 backings! That's some serious stash busting!


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