SIX quilts for Christmas

posted by Sandie
Wed, Nov 27 2013


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I made SIX quilts in 4 1/2 months!  (wish I could show them all to you - but only one photo is allowed per upload, and it would be 'boring' to submit all 6.  BUT this quilt will give you a general idea.  I made one for a young bride, one for a door prize at our Church Ladies Christmas Breakfast, One for a Grandniece and one for a Grandnephew, one for a Great Grandson, and the last for a friends Grandson.

This is the size that I call a ‘Lifetime Quilt’.  It is my Favorite size to make, and I personally use this size all the time, throughout the year.

 

The idea of the ‘Lifetime Quilt’ came to me many years ago when I got a phone call – but 13 years before that. . . . , I had a brother & sister in a Sunday School class that I taught, and they also had a little sister;  their (unmarried) Mother had a little baby boy and I wanted to do something for him, so I made him a Baby Quilt.

                Then 13 years later I received a phone call from a lady, telling me that a young boy wanted to meet me.  You see, he had been in and out of foster homes and detention centers most of his life – and the ONLY thing that went with him throughout all those years, was his ‘quilt’.  (I guess I had put a label on it, like I always do, and that is how they ‘found’ me.)    After a few minutes of thought, I told the lady ‘No, I don’t want him to attach the ‘love he felt with that quilt’ to a ‘person’ – but rather to God.”

 

                After hanging up, I found myself wishing that I had made the quilt a bit bigger, so he could still be using it.  And that is how this size quilt became my ‘Lifetime’ Quilt size; one that can be used throughout all the years of one’s life.

This is the size that I call a ‘Lifetime Quilt’.  It is my Favorite size to make, and I personally use this size all the time, throughout the year.

 

The idea of the ‘Lifetime Quilt’ came to me many years ago when I got a phone call – but 13 years before that. . . . , I had a brother & sister in a Sunday School class that I taught, and they also had a little sister;  their (unmarried) Mother had a little baby boy and I wanted to do something for him, so I made him a Baby Quilt.

                Then 13 years later I received a phone call from a lady, telling me that a young boy wanted to meet me.  You see, he had been in and out of foster homes and detention centers most of his life – and the ONLY thing that went with him throughout all those years, was his ‘quilt’.  (I guess I had put a label on it, like I always do, and that is how they ‘found’ me.)    After a few minutes of thought, I told the lady ‘No, I don’t want him to attach the ‘love he felt with that quilt’ to a ‘person’ – but rather to God.”

 

                After hanging up, I found myself wishing that I had made the quilt a bit bigger, so he could still be using it.  And that is how this size quilt became my ‘Lifetime’ Quilt size; one that can be used throughout all the years of one’s life.

 

Comments

Marilyn wrote re: SIX quilts for Christmas
on Sun, Dec 15 2013 11:53 AM

That is such a cute quilt.  Did you have an organized way to do these.  I make quilts for charity and love your idea of the size for life quilts.

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