Happy Mother's Day to All the Mothers in Blogland!
Once upon a time, some months ago, (and I never got around to posting about it - blushing here!!!!)
Wee embroiderer's and quilter's made a quilt. Now, it was not any ordinary quilt. (Of course nothing wee do is ordinary.....)
Oh, the joys of showing quilts - it's the wee, old two feet and wee, two hand tips method late one night in my wee kitchen.
Amid wee giggles and trying to be quiet... for all the house was asleep. (Yes, wee embroiderers/quilters of the late night kind, who live a block away from each other.... get excited when a finish is in hand.) There was a light tap on the window of my (yes, lite up kitchen-blinds were closed). I carefully peeked and who should appear with a smile on her face but another wee late night person. With a huge red and white bundle in her arms! (I was trying to get the person in the picture to show her face to honor her. Slowly she unveiled her smiling eyes...)
Ta-Dah! It's Marie Nelson!
Creator of the idea to make a quilt for the Empty Bowl Fund Raiser.
She presented the idea at our Q Book Club in December (first Friday evening in December), and a number of us decided to make the quilt. It was a hard choice because it was during the holidays and a number of us had heavy calendars already.
Judy had been working on the Red Work blocks during the fall book club meetings, had them with her in her carrying bag and said, "Here you can use these if you want. I was just making them and not sure how I was going to put them together." The idea for the quilt was born and off it went. Those of us who wanted took an unstitched block/blocks to embroider and we committed to get them back to Marie by the beginning of January 2010. Seems to me we stretched it out a little longer to get them all done. Yes, making it tight for Marie and her friend.
Wee Marie found the fabrics and did the piecing, then sent it off to a friend of hers in Utah (a long arm quilter) to be quilted (her friend donated her time also!). It got back here to California pronto, Marie bound it, and it was off to the auction for Empty Bowls. Lickity Split. The Event was on March 9th, 2010.
And they (the wee people) all lived happily ever after, knowing that they had shared a wee bit of their talents to help a sister/brother in need.
Wee Embroiderers - Judy, Carol, Gran
Wee Piecer and Finisher - Marie
Wee Long Arm Quilter- Marie's friend in Utah (Name forthcoming)