Thursday, June 9, 2011

String Quilt Donated

I want to share with you an email and photo sent by Julia regarding the charity string quilt made by members of the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild:

After several weeks of phone tag and a re-schedule we have gifted our string block quilt. Susan and Julia visited the VA community living center in Orlando on Wednesday,June 8th. We met with a resident named Joann, she is a reitired Army Colonel and served our country as a nurse. She is a very sweet lady and doesn't have any local family at all. She was THRILLED with our quilt and when she opened it she said that red, white and blue are her favorite colors:) The meeting was set up by Natalie, a patient representative at the living center. For privacy reasons we were unable to take a photo of Joann, but we did get this shot of Julia, Susan and Natalie. Thanks to all the members of the Quilt Guild who contributed blocks, and especially Beth, who provided our supplies and did the quilting! Joann said that she had been feeling sad that morning, but we had made her day and she felt very happy.


  1. I have to say our group quilt looks AWESOME!!! Thank you to all the members who participated in this amazing project...Beth and her Kansas City friends for donating the string fabric, other members who donated fabric and supplies, Hope for assembling the blocks into the quilt top, Beth for the machine quilting, Alejandrina for the label and binding, and many, many wonderful OMQG members for making string blocks and designing the quilt. We rock! ;-)

  2. What a great collaborative effort! We do rock!

  3. Great photo! Thank you Julia and Susan for making the donation.