Sunday, October 20, 2013

Quilts as Ambassadors

Walking into church this morning I was pleasantly surprised to see a quilted banner hanging in the sanctuary that was made by our small but mighty quilt group.  There were 3 of us who came up with the concept for this quilt; the other 2 contributed fabrics and traced hands, but I put it together and did the quilting.  And other than seeing it hang each fall, I forgot about it. So it was nice to be reminded today.  And to look at it and be happy with the work.

That got me to thinking about how the quilts we make and send out into the world - as gifts, charity projects, donations in support of a cause - are ambassadors.  They embody the care, time, dedication, skill, comfort and love we put into each one.  Almost like a child you have nurtured and watched grow, until they are ready to go off on their own.  And wherever they end up, we have faith that they are providing warmth and comfort, and surrounding their owners with the love that went into making them.

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