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Thread: Quilt for our pastor and his wife.

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    Super Member grammysharon's Avatar
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    This is a quilt a few of us made for our pastor and his wife for their 25 years with our church. He is senior pastor and his wife is in charge of music. Both very talented. We were told in January that we would be holding a celebration in June or July so we thought we had plenty of time to make a quilt with all the members signing a square. Then the bomb was dropped that it would be before Easter. Oh no, now what??? Ok we thought we would make a small wallhanging with two trees intertwined to represent them and make leaves to represent each family name.
    This is how it turned out. My friend Dianne drew the trees from a small pattern she had and also did all the machine embroidered letters. I appliqued the trees, sewed on the border and did the quilting. Another friend Diane O wrote all the names on the leaves and we worked a couple of days to get all the names on. What made this so fun is everything was kept secret. We had two days of celebrations, starting with a small dinner on Friday night, "This is your life" on Saturday for the community and Sunday for the church. Great fun. Sorry I have gone on so long!! I wasn't going to share but thought you might be interested. They were blown away.
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    That is a beautiful gift

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    Just beautiful!

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    WOW! That is such a meaningful gift!
    Fantastic job!

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    It's gorgeous and such a great idea and design.

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    This is a gorgeous quilt and a treasured gift. What a wonderful group you have. Thank you for sharing.

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    Beautiful quilt, and a beautiful story,
    thank you for giving us the back ground!!

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    Beautiful quilt!!!!

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    Very nice gift. I'm sure the loved it.

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    I am so glad that you shared the story and the beautiful quilt. Truly a labor of love from your group. I am sure they will treasure it always.

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    This is absolutely beautiful. What a cherished surprise for pastor and wife. I'm sure they loved it.

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    Wow, I'm really moved by your creativity and especially your love and support for your pastor and his wife. I know they will cherish this for years to come. My husband has been ordained for 27 years and we both know the joys and sorrows of church ministry. It's a real blessing when people in the congregation show their appreciation for the ministry of their pastor. I'm sure this made their spirits soar!

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    My heavens, what a fabulous quilt. What a thoughtful, kind thing to do.

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    Wow, what a wonderful, thoughtful gift! WOW!!!! :thumgup:

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    Oh, this definitely tops your original quilt plan, it's gorgeous! Love the way the trees intertwine and the "Rooted in Him" is perfection for a minister and wife and how wonderful for all the leaves to be their church people. Ya'll did fantastic, love it!

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    A beautiful gift for what sound slike some wonderful people.

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    Absolutely fantastic! What great work you have done!
    Maureen

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    Beautiful! I am glad you shared!

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    How very nice of you all ! Great idea and it must have been beautiful to see their reactions!

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    It's beautiful. They will cherish it.

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    What an incredibly thoughtful gift. I'm sure it will be treasured.

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    What a wonderful gift--very nice work!

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    That's great!! Blessings to you and your pastor.

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    Thanks so much for sharing the story and the beautiful quilt. I just read John Bevere"s book on HONOR....and what you women did to honor your pastor will
    bring blessings to your church and to you! God will bless you!

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    What a thoughtful loving gift!

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