Between now and the end of the year, I'm going to be making quilts for Margaret's Hope Chest and I'd like to invite you to join me! MHC is currently working with a program called A Mother's Hope and they need quilts! The program offers hope and help to mothers who are going through post-partum depression. I know that my transition into motherhood was quite tumultuous, so it's great to know that there is a program out there that is helping young mothers. I think it's a wonderful opportunity to help someone who is going through a tough time with a gift of a quilt!
In a nutshell, here are the specifics:
1. MHC is looking for quilts that measure about 40" x 60". (That's a pretty reasonable size for a quick finish!)
2. They suggest that you make a quilt that you would like to receive yourself....so if you like pink and orange, make a pink an orange quilt. Sounds easy enough, doesn't it?
3. Please include a personal note to the mother who will receive the quilt. It can be about why you chose the color or pattern of the quilt, or a simple note of encouragement. It's up to you!
4. Mail your completed quilts to:
Margaret's Hope Chest
630 Griswold SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
This is an on-going program, and the need is great. I'd love it if you would like to help.
I'm continuing to work down the WIP list....and it feels great! Each time I think I will start a new project, I find renewed vigor to finish up an existing one. I don't know how long this will last, but I'm going to ride this wave as long as I can!
here.) I kept it simple and finished it with plain cornerstones rather than pinwheels as the pattern shows. I really like the simplicity of this one! It's hard to go wrong with a scrappy quilt. :)