quilt display 1

What a wonderful day for the Bama Belles Quilting Club! It is always so moving to me to see the quilts laid out on the pews like this--reminds me of seeing "old friends". Friday afternoon, 5 of the group and Jane's granddaughter laid out 93 quilts. A disclaimer: 17 of them were quilts from '06 that I had set aside for the Boy's Ranch so you may see some of YOUR old friends as well. I told the girls that I knew that they were in the bunch at Linda S' house and could easily pull them out if we did not have enough room. Consensus was: put them out and we will enjoy them again. I guess that makes up for the ones we have already delivered to Presbyterian Home for Children (PHFC) in Talledega earlier this year that didn't land on the pews for the exhibit.

I posted the pictures "backwards" as you know how the blogs go newest to oldest--there are 4 posts (20 pics) to see. Right after our display ended the girls helped me gather up the quilts since they were headed to three different locations. The bulk of them, of course, were delivered to the Boy's Big Oak Ranch. Lois counted 68 but I have been number crunching and verifying my documentation from the past two years with the pictures all evening-- mathematically it should total 67. I seem to be missing one, LOL--I looked very carefully at these pics to be sure I didn't spot it.

I set aside 11 that will go to PCHC soon and have 15 to send to WTIL headquarters as soon as I round a couple of boxes. Of course when I asked DJ to help me haul them back in the house his comment was "I thought you gave them all away today" ---close but not quite yet. . Thanks again to the blogger friends who have helped us to reach our goals for the kids and of course, my dear Bama Belles---look what we can do when we put our minds to it.

SOOOOO, I'll hush up and let you enjoy the show-----







Comments

  1. What a fantastic display - I only wish I could go along and see them all in 'real life'.

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  2. Linda that is just the most beautiful display...takes my breath away.

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  3. What a great display of quilts...I tell you..if church looked like that every Sunday I would become more religious! LOL

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  4. That is awesome! I am so glad they are going to a charity.I spent some time looking at the quilts and naming the patterns/blocks.

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  5. Gorgeous, beautiful, stunning and outstanding quilts. I know each and every one of them will be loved.

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  6. What a testament to love :) I love that your charity quilts are all GORGEOUS - that's how it should be! They will be treasured by the recipients, I'm sure...

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  7. I'm so glad I finally took the time to visit your blog again! Gorgeous display of beautiful quilts! You belles are an inspiration!

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  8. Nothing to say but Fantastic - you all do such a wonderful job of making these quilts. Seeing the photos is wonderful, but I can only imagine how the wonder increases by seeing them in person. Kudos to all the Bama Belles and their helpers from all over *S*

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  9. What an inspiring display! Thanks for sharing with us! xoxo melzie

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  10. Aaaaawesome! Wow! Seeing them all together is almost mind boggling. And then to realize that they were made with skill and love for unknown recipients in need touches my heart. I wish I coulda been there!
    On a smaller scale, I make quilts with a local group for folks in catastrophic need. I have to admit that it is a deeply touching privilege. Brings on the tears, at times.
    Bouquets to you for what you are doing!!

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  11. Just lovely. Very cheerful to see them on the pews like that.

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  12. These pictures always blow my mind. I've seen as many quilts in quiltshows, but these were all made as giveaways, not to be seen and admired in a public venue. Just people busily working to do something quietly to help someone else - wonderful!

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  13. Another outstanding display. I just told the 6 people that read my blog to get over here and see this.

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  14. The last photo, on the "overview" post took my breath away...wow! God's goodness is shining through the Belles! Thank you!


    Pam@
    www.pamgwillim.com

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  15. A beautiful display, I like the sunlight coming through the stained glass windows onto the quilts! Thanks for sharing these great pictures!

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  16. What a FANTASTIC display of quilts. To think that they were all donated to a very worthwhile cause is testimony to the generosity of quilters. BRILLIANT :)

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  17. They look wonderful all laid out! You all certainly are amazingly busy! I know these will make many people so happy!

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  18. Oh, Linda -- like last year, this is a beautiful and moving display! Thanks for all you do!
    Hugs ~ Jeanne

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