Thursday, August 14, 2008

Summer Stash Challenge Done!

My Sumer Stash Challenge Quilt is done! All machine quilted, bound and with a label. A few weeks ago I knew who I wanted to give this quilt to. I have had the privledge for the last two years to be able to work in my church with an amazing group of women. Recently, the President of our Young Women's organization was released. I will be staying on working with the girls, but I will miss Michelle so much! I will miss her hillarious sense of humor and her ability to connect with each girl and leader. She has taught me so many things, and I wanted a way to thank her for all the hours of service she has given. Our church positions are all volunteer, and as President I know Michelle spent every day thinking and caring for our girls. She has been an example of Christ like love.

Last night we had a "Hello, Goodbye Party". We welcomed the new members of our board, and said a teary goodbye to the one's leaving. We had yummy treats and spent the evening finding out 4 unique things about each girl and leader.

Michelle Evans

I put a label on the back with the names of those we worked with. Hopefully every time Michelle looks at this quilt she will remember how much we love her, and what a honor it was to have the last two years together.

10 comments:

Cathie in UT said...

Congrats on getting your quilt "all done" and a lovely thought for the outgoing YW president to get it!
Now you have started a tradition you know LOL
Everyone will want a quilt too!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Aw how sweet. I really love this quilt. It would have been hard to give it away but after reading your post I don't blame you. There is so much that goes into being president of this important organization for our girls. I'm sure she loves the quilt. Really though I love it too!!

eileen said...

Nedra, I really love the color combinations you used on the quilt. It just jumps for joy. I'm going to go over on Flickr now and look again at all your progress photos.. love it! I am so glad you were part of the challenge.

Ulla said...

Congratulations on finishing your quilt! It looks so sunny and happy, it must be a lovely present to your friend and she'll appreciate it.
Please put the photo of your finished quilt to our challenge quilt Flickr group for everyone to see!

Leonard Family said...

That is such a great idea and a great gift for Michelle. I talked to her the next day and she was so happy about it. She got a little emotional just talking about it. I will miss working with you as well.

em's scrapbag said...

WOW! Your quilt is amazing. I'm sure she will love it. How kind of you. I'm sure it will be cherished and a reminder of the women she served with and the girls they served. Way to go!

Kim said...

Wow! What a really nice thing to do for your YW's president. I know a lot of love goes into every quilt we make and then when giving it away we give part of ourselves! I'm sure she will love it forever!

I love making things for others and seeing the joy in their faces because most people are happily surprised when it's a quilt!

Dionne said...

I love your quilt. I love the colors, and the pattern. It's a beautiful gift!

Busty LaRue said...

That quilt is awesome....and HUGE! Way to go!

Fiesta said...

sorry I am late in posting but that quilt is lovely.