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Sunday, April 01, 2007

Delivered!





I finished the binding on Marie's quilt today, and took it over to her this afternoon. She was in very good spirits! Her daughter and granddaughter were also there and we had a good visit.

I have to tell you how TOUCHED and overwhelmed she was with the quilt, and the story behind it. I explained to her that the blocks were made by my online quilting group, blocks were sent to Becky, who pieced all the blocks into the top, then the top was sent to me for quilting and binding. I read her the lable. She was just so amazed that a bunch of women who have never met EACH OTHER (most of us) would make a quilt for someone they didn't even know. She doesn't know quilters very well, does she? :c)

She wanted me to thank each and everyone of you who sent blocks to Becky and to Becky who pieced the top. She said "How ever am I going to thank them!?" I told her that if she is feeling up to it, that her daughter can take a pic of her with the quilt with her digital camera, and send it to me so I can share it with you. I hope she has a good day :c)

I told you how Marie does beautiful water colors. She paints florals in very vibrant colors. The purple of Iris, the Golden Yellow of Sunflowers, the aqua blue of the ocean....and this quilt was SO full of the colors that Marie loves most, even she commented on it that "oh,it's MY COLORS!". Girls, you done good!

Happy and Grateful in SC,
Bonnie

16 comments:

Carole said...

What a lovely gift. Thank you for showing the machine quilting. I've checked you other post and do enjoy looking at your work. It's inspirational! Happy quilting!

Tanya said...

It is really a beautiful quilt and the story makes it al the more beautiful. I hope Marie feels the warmth and love from it every time she has it around her.

Tazzie said...

Just heartwarming Bonnie, I hope the quilt gives Marie comfort and warmth when she needs it the most. The generosity of quilters is just amazing.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Quilting Journey said...

It is absolutely beautiful, inside and out... and I am sure that is exactly how Marie is. She is so lucky to have known you, Bonnie, and each of you to have had the other in her life. This is a timeless gift, filled with the harmony of all colors and truly created, quilted, and sent with the heartstrings of many tied together. It is completely perfect!

Ms. Jan said...

How wonderful Bonnie, I'm so glad it worked out!!

Alycia said...

Beautiful story - makes me so proud of quilters! Plus you are so thoughtful to think if her needing a quilt.

mereth said...

I got shivers reading that Bonnie, it's all worked out so beautifully, hasn't it?

cher said...

hurray for getting that quilt done so quickly and to her Bonnie- I am so glad a heartstring quilt touched someone special like Marie and we were able to hear about it. thanks so much for sharing the quilt photo and story.

Bingo~Bonnie said...

Bonnie what a great testimony you shared in how quilters really can make a difference in people's lives - especially those whom we have never met and will never meet.

I know that you and Marie have a very special friendship and thanks to you and those from "The Heartstrings Project" - now Marie has a VERY special quilt! Great job! ~Bonnie in SE Texas

ForestJane said...

Oh, Bonnie, it turned out beautifully! And the poem just adds the perfect touch. :)

darlynn said...

Fabulous, one and all!
Thank you to all who helped out Bonnie with the quilt top.
LOve the colors!
Bonnie, your quilting was great!
And, you gave your dear friend of quilt to cherish as well as your time and love. Great job one and all.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Incredible quilt and story! This is what it's all about, these are the hearts of quilters...

Dawn said...

I'm so glad Marie loved it! And I'm so glad you were able to get it to her and not worry about what to do.

Conni Lu said...

A great post and a beautiful quilt. Enjoyed reading it!

swooze said...

Isn't it wonderful how people come together and can make such an impact to others. You set this loving gesture in motion and came out with a lovely result. I can't wait to see the pic of Marie with her quilt!

Jeanne said...

This just proves again how giving and generous quilters are of their time and talents, especially when there is a special need. I'm glad Marie has her quilt now.