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Quilting for Peace

I am on vacation, so I am not currently able to sew anything.  Luckily, I have been thoroughly engrossed in this book, which is a close second:  Quilting for Peace by Katherine Bell.

Quilting for Peace

The Boulder Modern Quilt Guild a great library, where we can check out quilting books as needed.  This is great for learning old and new techniques alike.

At first glance at the title, my instant thought was, “That’s why I quilt, so I can find peace!”  Images of my chaotic house bounced around my head.  Upon opening the book, I quickly realized how wrong this train of thought was.  This book is an amazing compilation of a handful of quilting organizations that bring comfort throught the world.  I have cried several times reading the descriptions of the good work that quilters do, and I am inspired.   Granted I am a sap, but I truly believe that quilts have a significant emotional element to them.  Quilts are stitched with purpose most often with the recipient in mind.  Likewise, they are not easy, which tells of the great deal of care and often love that is worked into them.  Quilting for a great cause really brings it all together. This book details organizations that hit all the heartstrings: the homeless, the poor, the elderly, the sick or orphaned children, and our veterans.  It is worth a read, or check out some of the organizations listed below:

www.heartstringsquiltproject.com

www.homeofthebravequilts.com

www.qovf.org

www.binkypatrol.org

 

 

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4 Comments

  • Reply Anne June 16, 2015 at 9:25 am

    How appropriate that you are reading this book since you are the BMQG Charity Chair. As the librarian I must admit I didn’t know the purpose of the book and now look forward to reading it. You’re doing a great job with our guild charity quilts. Have fun on vacation.

    • Reply josiheron June 23, 2015 at 2:18 pm

      Thanks Anne, for providing the forum for us to keep learning and sharing!

  • Reply Afton June 23, 2015 at 9:16 am

    That sounds like a good book. I would say my quilting is motivated by a desire for both kinds of peace–world comfort and respite from daily chaos.

    • Reply josiheron June 23, 2015 at 2:17 pm

      That’s a great way to describe it Afton, something solid and soft at the same time with quilts.

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