This morning the kids and I headed off to help clean up the Art Gallery. There was an amazing amount of mud, gunk and debris. In the middle of the house was the bathroom, and in the shower was a big thick branch. You wonder how it got there. The mess was disheartening and nearly everything in the kitchen and rest of the house went into the huge skip in front of the gallery. It was filled in less than two hours…
As I was thinking about what our country has been through these past two years, with fires and floods, I looked around at all the people helping out – young and old. There were so many people pitching in from making cuppas and sandwiches, to carrying out ruined furniture and scooping up smelly mud… I thought of how the quilt communities all over the world made quilts for the fire victims, and how they and bloggers are now rallying for those who have lost everything in the floods….
Possesions are just possessions. We all know that. Money helps rebuild homes and lives, and is a real necessity at this time. Where do quilts fit in?
Quilts may be seen as frivolous non-essentials, but they have personality.. they are made with love… with many stitches and often with prayers as they are being made… I find it very hard to describe just what I am feeling, but when I got the video below in my inbox this morning, it just confirmed my thoughts… It’s only a few minutes long, but I know you will be blessed by watching it, like I was.
This lady asked God what her talents were and how she could use them for Him. I believe that we as quilters and crafters have a talent given to us from God that we can use to bless others. And it warms my heart to see that so many in the world today are taking up the challenge…. and reaching out to help, and give…
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