Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Quilting Girl on Paying it Forward

Sally presenting the Quilt for Heart to the winner, Cindy R.
Not everyone loves quilts. I myself was impartial to them until my friend Candice challenged me to make one. I was instantly hooked!

Despite the (sometimes) frustrations inherent in cutting, piecing and quilting, in the end you can hold your “Warm and Cosy”, the product of many hours of your persistence and labours, and know that it will give you or its recipient many years of warmth and comfort! Every quilt is personal.

We personally support Heart and Stroke because so many of our family members have been affected by this disease. This year’s quilt was made up of 12 stars representing all of the people in many of our lives who have been affected by heart disease and/or stroke: Mother/Father, Sister/Brother, Grandma/Grandpa, Aunt/Uncle, Niece/Nephew, and Friend/Neighbour.

Our raffle winner this year is Cindy R. from Wasaga Beach. When I delivered her quilt, she told me that she would be donating it to Simcoe Hospice where her Mom is a new resident. One of the comforts they offer residents is fresh quilts almost every day.

Again, to all who supported the quilt draw a heartfelt thank you. Heart disease, Stroke, Cancer….please remember to donate when and where you can; every bit counts.

Cindy… you have given me more than I gave you.

God Bless.

Guest blogger, Sally Pennock is a quilter who took it up earlier this year.  This was her 4th quilt.  If you would like to make a donation to support our fundraising for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, click here to access our secure online donation site, moralesBcause.  Thank you.

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