Friday, October 5, 2012

KS Quilting Korner

I am having so much emailing all of you to find out the stories behind the quilts you are donating!  I love that everyone so far has been shocked that we want to post about them!  But the stories that each of you share are so touching, and hopefully inspiring to others!

This next quilter falls into that category!  Karen at KS Quilting Korner has been sewing beautiful quilts for charities for five years, it is her way to give back! She said, "I pray each one of my quilts bring comfort and love to the receiver" and I am pretty sure that they do feel the comfort and love!

Karen first started with an online group called Charlotte's Garden.  THey made quilts for serious ill children and adults, and had Caringbrige sites so you could keep up with their progress.  They knew someone was making them a quilt and we tried to made the quilt with fabrics they might like.  The unfortunate thing is the online group is no longer active.  Then she found Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  I made quilts for her Hands2Help projects.  She has made some QOV quilts and a bookkeeper for a lady going through chemo.   She reads blogs and hears of quilt needs like Phoenix Quilts and jumps in to help!   She is also making Bead of Courage Bags for children's hospital.   This is another charity group who could use lots of help (hint, hint).  The first 10 bags she made were given to the children the day she donated them.

As Karen said, "Phoenix Quilts is touching many who is going through a terrible time and I wanted to help."

I dont even dare alter what Karen wrote below, its just beautiful:

"As you know we can never sew enough quilts for all the needs. Here is a quote that sums up what my quilting passion is about: 'You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you' (By John Bunyan). I pray for the quilt receiver as I sew even if I don't know their first name.  May my quilts bring warmth to each person."

Thanks Karen!

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