Tuesday, October 20, 2020

I Found A Project I Can Really Sink My Teeth Into . . .

While watching an episode of the TV show called Fixers on BYU TV, my heart was touched as I watched a group of loving folks who have created a national organization, Alaska’s Healing Hearts, offering year-round outdoor recreational opportunities for America’s brave wounded warriors and their families. Rehabilitation activities include fishing, skiing, rodeo, dog, and various other outdoor pursuits. They work to provide new and challenging options and experiences in an effort to contribute to social reintegration necessary for our nation’s heroes. They strive to reach beyond the clinical rehabilitation offered to injured military personnel and provide hope for warriors to continue to live active and productive lives. While watching the Pavilion with the fire pit being built I thought how wonderful it would be if I could make quilts for these Warriors to wrap themselves up in while they sit around the fire and discuss how they can reintegrate safely into their communities and homes. 

I have a ton of fabric like we all do and I thought, instead of waiting until I die to share my fabric with whomever Kelly or someone else decides needs it, I would share now!!  Above is my first block!!  Right now the brown around the edges is the floor but there is going to be white sashing with cornerstones!!

My Quilt Guild here in Bandon is going to help make some blocks and then I am going to quilt them on my longarm.  I started a Gofunfme page for the big items: Batting, 108" backings and POSTAGE and I was thrilled this morning to see some of the money donated already in my checking account without even having to ask for it!!  So, I ordered a roll of batting and 4 - 108" backings ~

Arn't they gorgeous??


Denise :) said...

You are so generous with your gifts, talents, and supplies! Those backing fabrics are yummy. And what a beautiful block! May the Lord bless your efforts in amazing ways!! :)

Janet O. said...

I love that show, Kris. I missed the episode you describe, but watched last night as they built a center in Ecuador where impoverished women can learn job skills while their children have a safe place to play.
You are so quick to share what you can and I commend you for what you are doing here.