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Friday, November 14, 2014

Healing Quilts


As a quilter, many of us realize the power of quilts for the sick.  They are companions to medical treatments, hospital care and can become part of the journey for the sick.  Sounds "mushy", but true.  

 Healing quilts are also for the quiltmaker.  There is a need within that drives us.  Admit it, most of us learn of someone in need...those who are feeling overwhelmed with the fight they must endure...and the quiltmaker immediately thinks "they need a quilt!".

This quilt is extra special.  My favorite quilts are scrappy and monochromatic.  Some of my quilts contain memories of my grandmother (whose's favorite color was blue).  This is one of those....so of course, this quilt went to a very special family member, my grandmother's oldest niece. Because I needed to be quick, the pictures were not taken at a great time of day, so the stars are not as defined as in person...but I love this one.

Today, I am linking up with Sarah --- who absolutely knows the power of a Healing Quilt.

10 comments:

Debra said...

lovely, calm, peaceful, healing.

Vicki W said...

What a lovely quilt and I know it will bring a lot of comfort!

Snowcatcher said...

The quilting is just beautiful! Love the muted tones!

Mary said...

The Blues are very soothing. Love the quilting on there.

Lara B. said...

Jamie, this is a beautiful and peaceful quilt - I love the fabrics and the quilting you did. It's so true what you wrote about quilts and quilters too!

Karen said...

I love this pattern. I never thought of them as healing quilts. I have made prayer quilts that I always call comfort quilts. I like healing better. You are a very special caring person. May the receiver feel the healing through your gift.

Sarah Craig said...

A beautiful quilt and a lovely post! I particularly like your quilting design - I must give it a try! Whoop whoop!!

JoEllen said...

Beautiful Quilt!

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

I so agree with you, healing quilts are such a pleasure to make and the feedback is so rewarding. Yours is jut lovely.

Muv said...

Hello Jamie,
This quilt is so beautiful, the blues are so calming, and somehow the texture of the quilting makes it look like flowing water. What a wonderful gift.
Love from England, Muv