Thursday, September 22, 2011

Stars of Comfort

Most of us go through our daily lives without being too much affected by what is going on in Iraq or Afghanistan. We may voice support of our troops and wave our flags, but by and large our life goes on as before. I know many of you have given service in the form of making quilts, etc. Quilters seem to be, by nature, comforters. They care when they see those in need, and try to provide comfort by creating a tangible object in the form of a quilt that someone can wrap up in an hopefully feel the comfort that it provides, knowing that it was made with love. It may not solve problems, but it does show that people care. And we do care!
 How long have quilters been stitching stars?

I am mentioning this today because my friend, John'aLee has put a call out for star blocks to make patriotic quilts. Sadly, her daughter Tory lost her fiance in Afghanistan recently. She is grieving and in deep pain. Her mother, a quilter, wants to bring comfort in the form of a quilt for Tory and for the parents of her fiance, as well as his best friend who was there at his side when he died. If you would like to contribute a star block or two please go to The Scrappy Appleyard blog for more information. Block info can be found HERE. We all know that many hands make light work. Thank you.

3 comments:

Sue said...

Thank you for sharing this also, Marcie. I can't imagine what this family must be going through right now. That wound is extremely deep.

Marsha said...

I just mailed her six stars this morning. It's not much, but I hope it will help their healing.

Sandra Henderson said...

Im so sorry to hear of this. What a great American this man is to have served our Country and given his life to keep us safe. Ill go over....
It was so nice to catch up with you, ive wondered how you are. I love all of your lovely work and those precious twins!