Hey all…I got a note from Ray. We need a helper.
“Attached are pics of 2 more quilt tops that were given to me by a lady from my church. These are vintage and handmade stitched. Both have torn seams in various places. One is 56 x 87 and the other is 62 x 77. I am not a repairer or hand stitcher. They are beautiful quilts but not something I can use. Who do you know that could take them and fix them? Thanks. Ray”
Here are the two quilt tops….I love the fun eclectic colors. It’s so funky and fun but the quilt tops need some hand repair.
Here’s the second top…Being they have curved seams and are already sewn together, I’m guessing the repairs need to be done by hand.
Do we have a hand quilter out there who would help with the repairs? We’d like these to eventually be passed on to charity after the repairs are made. Ray would possibly machine quilt them once the repair is done if the repair person was interested in mailing them back to him. You can get in touch with Ray at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks so much for considering this.
On another note, I was so sad to hear about the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon. Along with the death came a lot of destruction. The blast destroyed three of Lutheran World Relief’s 40-foot shipping containers, which were stored in the port and held more than 22,000 LWR Mission Quilts, 100 cartons of School Kits, 300 cartons of Personal Care Kits and 125 cartons of Baby Care Kits that were being prepared for distribution.
This is a huge blow to the many-many people who volunteer countless hours in the work to make these quilts, school kits, personal care kits, and baby care kits. Being someone who has made many of these in the past, I know how sad it is to those that work so hard to help others.
If you know of a Lutheran World Relief charity group, many are part of the Lutheran Church, please do what you can to support them. Donate fabric for quilts or even sew a simple quilt top for them. I know the groups will be scrambling to make more quilts than they ever have before. Often a top is as simple as 10 1/2″ squares sewn in a 6 x 8 layout as quilts need to be 60 x 80ish.
I know there are many blog readers who make quilts for Lutheran World Relief….my heart goes out to you all and to those who would have received your needed quilts and kits.
You can learn more on the LWR website found HERE.