August 01, 2017

Quilts for Seniors - 21 Finished Quilts!

All of the quilts for the residents are finished!!! That's 21 quilts made for the seniors who lost everything in a fire back in April, ready for delivery, thanks to all of you who donated blocks, batting, backing, binding, money and time! Thank you so much!

If you donated a quilt or some blocks and don't see them in these pictures, don't worry. I do have them and they are going to be used. I have enough quilts left over after the 21 I set out to make that I'll also be giving quilts to all of the employees of the home, plus all of our town's first responders. Those are still in progress, so this isn't the last you'll see of these charity quilts.

And now, on to the quilts! Be warned, this is a picture heavy post 😊
Box Blocks quilt | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
Box Blocks quilt | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
Box Blocks quilt | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
Box Blocks quilt | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
Box Blocks quilt | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
Box Blocks quilt | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
Box Blocks quilt | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
Box Blocks quilt | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
Box Blocks quilt | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
Box Blocks quilt | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
Box Blocks quilt | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
Box Blocks quilt | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
Box Blocks quilt | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
Box Blocks quilt | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
Box Blocks quilt | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
Box Blocks quilt | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
Box Blocks quilt | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
Box Blocks quilt | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com

This next quilt was made by a woman who lost her father in a house fire a couple of years ago. It's hard to pick out in the picture, but the machine embroidered blocks all have bible verses on them. I checked with the manager of the home to see if any of the men would especially appreciate this quilt and she told me there is one man of great faith, so this quilt will go to him.
Box Blocks quilt | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
Box Blocks quilt | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
Box Blocks quilt | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
It's a pretty wild assortment of blocks, isn't it?? It's amazing how beautiful the quilts are considering how much variety there is in colour and style, but somehow it all works.

These 21 quilts are all packaged up and ready to go, including a short letter explaining where the blocks came from. In fact, the quilt in this picture is already gone. Mr. Brien moved to Alberta after the fire to live with family, but his son-in-law was here in town last week, so he picked up this quilt to take home to Mr. Brien.
Quilt tied with ribbon | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
I'm hoping to get some pictures of the residents with their quilts when they are delivered. If I do, I'll be sure to share them here.

I am so excited to have these quilts going to their new homes, and I pray they will be a blessing to the residents. Again, thank you so, so much for helping make this whole project happen!

I'm sure you were looking carefully, and I'm curious...Did you see your blocks?

12 comments:

  1. Leanne! These quilts are just amazing!! You have such a good eye for coordinating all those random blocks into cohesive quilts. I'm sure they'll be loved and appreciated. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of it :-)

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  2. These are beautiful quilts from beautiful people for an great cause. Truly a labour of love.

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  3. I think I may have seen one of my blocks, but it doesn't really matter. I am just so thrilled you have the original 21 done and excited that you received enough blocks, materials, supplies, and money to make so many more. As you say, I hope these are a blessing to the seniors who receive them. Thank you so much for facilitating this donation.

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  4. WOW! What an amazing and loving endeavor. You are so wonderful for taking this on. Each quilt is unique and full of hidden gems.

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  5. What a labor of love! I saw several of the blocks I made including one on the quilt for Mr. Brian. I think it's lovely to know it now lives in Alberta.

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  6. I saw a couple of mine. Very exciting!!!

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  7. A rousing game of "I Spy"! I did spot one of mine, but truly, I keep poring over the pictures not to see the blocks that I made, but just enjoying all of the colors, patterns and even trying to peek at the quilting style! I'm floored that after making all of those quilts that you still have enough supplies for many more. I hope these quilts bring some comfort to the recipients. Bless you for this project.

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  8. An amazing job of putting these quilts together. I did see a block of mind. Feels good to be part of this wonderful world wide quilting community.

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  9. Bless you for all the time and effort you put into this great project! Wow! I can't believe you already have 21 quilts put together! I enjoyed looking at all the different versions and amazingly, even though I normally love bright colors, my favorite one was the one with all the shades of brown! Great job!

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  10. This is absolutely amazing. I am in awe. This will bless many lives.

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  11. Oh Leanne, all of the quilts are beautiful. So glad that you have enough blocks for quilts for the employees and first responders. Yes, I do see two of my blocks :)

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  12. Awesome - heartwarming to see.

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