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Thread: Quilts for Guatemala

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    Quilts for Guatemala

    I recently returned from a mission trip to Guatemala where we installed fuel-efficient wood-burning stoves. I so fell in love with the people there. . . so warm, generous, HAPPY despite living on dirt floors, etc. They were so very kind to us. So I made 6 quilts to give to the people who helped us with the stoves. The like bright colors, so.. .
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    Oh wow. Your Guatemala friends will love them. I think they'll love the backs where you used their pictures just as much as the front. Very clever and darling.
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    Wonderful! Great work you are doing and I'm sure they love their quilts!!

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    Beautiful quilts I'm sure they will be loved and used.
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    It is heart warming to read about the work you did there and the beautiful quilts you made for the people. I think you hit it right on with the beautiful colors and patterns. Do you have some one hand carying the quilts to the people? Our family has a a special connection to Guatemala as 4 of our children were born there including my two youngest in the avatar picture. May God bless you for what you did.
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    What a wonderful thing to do!!! They are beautiful.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Beautiful work!!!

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    Wonderful quilts! I especially like the butterfly one. I bet they have many beautiful butterflies in the rainforests there so this one will surely have special meaning.

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    Very nice. Wonderful fabrics!

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    Terrific quilts!! The buterfly & The hearts on your other post are very pretty! So nice of you to make!

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    Love!! Love!! Love the butterfly quilt!!!!!!!
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    What a nice thing to do, the quilts are so very pretty.
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    Wonderful quilts made by a wonderful person for a wonderful cause! Thank you so much for sharing these with us!!! Be safe in your travels...






























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    My bnl did that same trip this past july. Methodist church in the DC area.
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    WOW - Just wonderful, great job and thank you for sharing. Have a Blessed day Ellen

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    Pretty, pretty and more pretty!
    What a wonderful ministry! Looks like you have some people very happy!
    God bless you!

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    How beautiful the quilts and what your doing with them. Have you seen any of the needle and yarn work those Guatamalan women can do. I saw some of their work one time at a small museum in Denver. Amazing.
    will quilt 4EVER

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    Great quilts and what a thoughtful touch to add the photos
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    Very nice! I know they will really enjoy them. So nice of you to do such a wonderful thing for them.

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    they should be thrilled, and the backs will provide a wonderful memory of the event. Beautiful!
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    they are nice and bright quilts they will love them
    nice to have quilting friends they are there for you

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    Pretty fabrics-love the big florals.
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    These are gorgeous - bright, cheery, fun! What a lovely gift each will be.
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    What a wonderful thing to do!!! They are beautiful.

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    Great quilts!
    Did you happen to buy any Guatemalan woven fabric? Priscilla Bianchi wrote a book on quilts made with those wonderful fabrics.

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