Monday, January 19, 2009

A day for service . . .

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. Martin Luther King, Jr.

There are so many in my internet community of friends and heroes who are challenging us to come forward for a day of service today on Martin Luther King day. The focus of this challenge is to meet the needs for Quilts of Valor quilts. Alycia in Colorado is working to provide 400 quilts to the injured soldiers in Fort Carson. The need is now for 700 by May. Kim Brunner has issued a challenge for us all to sew a quilt today for that purpose. Okay, I am in!

Here is a picture of some fabrics I pulled early and I working on today. I have decided to use a free pattern from Bonnie Hunter that she shares on her Quiltville site. It is called Strip Twist!

Also, last summer I pieced and quilted a QOV - all done except the handwork on the binding. I didn't think it turned out very nice, but I am going to finish it and send it as well. So, I will work all day on the Strip Twist quilt and then have them both in the mail to Alycia by the end of the month. It is a little thing that I can do.

1 comment:

Diana said...

It is a great thing that you are doing. I won't be sewing today because I am sick but I plan to make a QOV and send it this month as well. Keep warm! Happy sewing.