Meet Jules - a long time friend of mine, even though we've never actually been in the same place at the same time. We connected through an online homeschooling forum more than a dozen years ago. Jules is a quilter - she pieces and quilts lovely items herself, and also does quilting for others, as a business. This year, she decided to do something extra-special for her donation to the Gifts for Gracias project . . . but I'll let you read the details in her own words from her blog.
This year when I saw blankets as a need on the list and saw what a blanket costs (when did I buy a blanket last???), I figured I had fabric, I’d make quilts for part of my box. I officially took off the week of Thanksgiving from customer work and spent my quilting time making quilts for an unknown loved one in a faraway land. It was so fun to make from what I had and be able to do whatever I wanted. I ended up playing quite a bit with my quilting. Midst the work, my mind prayed for the Sowers family and those that will receive my meager gifts ... read more here
|Click on this photo for a close-up on the amazing detail in the stitching!|
Head on over to Jules' blog, And Sew On . . . , to see the quilts she made for us. I'm so excited for the opportunity to give these lovely gifts away this year!