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Thread: Quilts for Guatemala

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    Quilts for Guatemala

    I was on a mission trip for the Guatemala Project in February, installing fuel efficient stoves. You know how, when you do something like this, you think you're being charitable? Well, I received so much more than I gave! The people there who helped us were the dearest people I've ever met, living in their houses with dirt floors and tin roofs, and smiling and gracious as could be. I wanted to thank them, and for me, that's making them a quilt. These have some photo fabric on the back. The July team that went down presented them, and I think they liked the back better than the front! Don't you love that you can get so much pleasure from something that gives pleasure in return?!!
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    These are all lovely and represent a lot of time; I enjoyed reading your comments and can feel your pleasure in being able to give these. They are so colorful and from what you said the backing does indeed sound like the recipients would find them very meaningful. Nice memories for all.

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    nice quilts.....

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    All are lovely ... though the butterflies are beyond belief!!
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    There is nothing more gratifying than giving from your heart. Your lovely quilts will bring many smiles! You are a special angel of God
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    Great quilts! Are the hearts fused with machine appliqué? It looks so neat!

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    those are beautiful quilts! and, yes, the feeling of appreciation is wonderful
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    Beautiful quilts! Loved your story and your inspiration. The best part of giving from the heart is the appreciation of receiving a specially made quilt. Bless you for the wonderful work you do!
    Helen T.

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    Great job you've done ~ both in volunteering over there and making the quilts to send to the people you met and enjoyed so much. The quilts are beautiful and I'm sure they will be much loved!

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    Theyre all beautiful, but i really love the black and white hearts.

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    All of them are so beautiful.
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    GOD Bless you, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Great quilts! Are the hearts fused with machine appliqué? It looks so neat!
    Yes, they are. It's funny though, because you iron on the fusible stuff, cut it out, flip over the cut-out, and oops! the fusible stuff is on the TOP!! So then you repeat the whole process, ironing the fusible to the OTHER side of the fabric, (or reversing the template, depending on your fabric) And VOILA! You have enough for TWO quilts!
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    beautiful quilts a job well done!!!!
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    All the quilts are beautiful. I too have given quilts as thank you gifts.
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    Good for you!..................and the recipients.

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    Very pretty and colorful. I bet they were well received. Great job.
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    Wonderful quilts, and it is great that you can share your blessings.
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    Beautiful quilts and a beautiful spirit of friendship and giving!

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    Lovely quilts! Neat that you were able to make these for them. Bless you for your generosity!!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    Beautiful quilts ! So colorful. Great Job.
    Have a Blessed & Prosperous Day !
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    What a very special person you are. Thank you for helping others in need. I'm sure they will think of you fondly when they use your quilts. They are all very pretty.
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    All very nice--bight and cheerful!

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    God bless you for your work! These are some of the most beautiful charity quilts I've ever seen. Thank you for sharing.
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    I know your kindness will be repaid many times over! Thank you for not only sharing your time, but your talent as well. Beautiful quilts!!!

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