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Thread: Quilts for Romania

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    Quilts for Romania

    Our church, for the last 10 years, has been sending a missions team to Romania. They work with a camp that brings in children from a couple orphanages to have a week of camp away from the orphanage. They also will do a week of bringing in poor kids from nearby villages. The organization is called Heart of Hope and they run Camp of the Good Shepherd
    My 2nd daughter went the first year, when she was in college. My son-in-law (not then though) (married daughter #3 later) went then as well. Since then my husband has served as well as my oldest daughter.
    The organization that supports the camp has also opened a home called Home of Hope. It houses 8 young women, some from the orphanage, some from poor families, these young women are going to university as well as learn how to keep a home, cook and generally care for themselves, things not learned in an orphanage.
    Our UFO group decided to send each a girl a quilt that they will be able to take with them when they leave the home. There are also 2 young men who run the camp and the home that we are making quilts for.
    I donated fabric for 9 of these tops and for 4 of them I had the blocks already made but not put together. These are the ones that are finished. We are still working on the others.
    They will go in July with our team heading over to work.
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    This quilt was 2 years of block of the months's I made but never put togetherName:  037.JPG
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Size:  1.82 MBThis second quilt was a block that I had made for a block exchange with our UFO group but I liked the block too much to give away. I then made another block to coordinate with it. The stack sat for 10 years so I decided to give them awayName:  036.jpg
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Size:  1.08 MBThis one is some left over yellow brick road blocks I did not use from a long time ago This is one of the two "guy" quilts. and yes, the outer fabric border does have little skulls on it. You can see them if you look really close.
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Size:  1.37 MBThis one also has some yellow brick road blocks that we added some large block of fabric to
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Size:  1.39 MBThis one is made from fabrics from my great friend Sandy. she pulled them from her stash.

    All of the quilts are twin/double size. Just right for a twin bed
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    My newest Grandson, Caleb Austin, was born May 29th. I am now Grandma to 4 precious babies. I am so blessed!!!!

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    They are all gorgeous. Love most of the colors.
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    What wonderful gifts, not only the lovely quilts but your volunteer time as well. It makes me happy to know some young people are given some extra help to succeed and a remembrance of the time and people who helped. Thank you!

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    Beautiful. Teaching life skills is wonderful. Are they also teaching spirit skills? Thanks for posting pic

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    Quote Originally Posted by petthefabric View Post
    Beautiful. Teaching life skills is wonderful. Are they also teaching spirit skills? Thanks for posting pic
    Yes, all 8 of the young women have committed their life to Christ. They are also getting Biblical training and Discipleship


    My newest Grandson, Caleb Austin, was born May 29th. I am now Grandma to 4 precious babies. I am so blessed!!!!

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    Thank you for sharing such a wonderful story; kudos to your family for doing this. My neighbor Gloria and her gang from church put together packages several times a year for the Romanian orphanages - it's never ending rewarding work.
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    Fabulous in every way. Do you know the song, "Blessed to be a Blessing?" It's apropos!
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    those are beautiful.
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    God Bless you for all you do for others!! Love the quilts and I know they will be much appreciated!! We have so many great quilters on here who share their time and quilts with those who need uplifting.

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    Beautiful quilts and great cause..
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    Beautiful quilts! What a wonderful thing you all do!
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    nicely done
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    I'm sure they will appreciate them so much!

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    nice quilts. How wonderful that you do good works with your quilts.
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    Each quilt is prettier than the other.All are so colorful and well made. Do you machine quiltt hem or qayg ? Hugs and prayers to both USA and Romania

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    they are beautiful!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by omacookie View Post
    Each quilt is prettier than the other.All are so colorful and well made. Do you machine quiltt hem or qayg ? Hugs and prayers to both USA and Romania

    Sandy quilted the pretty one she made with dragon fly's on her machine. I FMQ one of them with a rose meander and another gal that comes to our UFO has a long arm and she quilted 6 of the 10 We have two that still need backing purchased (that may have happened yesterday) If so, we will sandwich those tonight and I'll probably quilt one and my friend Jane will probably quilt the other.


    My newest Grandson, Caleb Austin, was born May 29th. I am now Grandma to 4 precious babies. I am so blessed!!!!

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    that is a nice thing to do. love all the quilts!!!

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    What a great cause & the quilts are all so pretty.
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    God Bless you and your family for the wonderful volunteer work. The quilts are beautiful and will surely be loved!
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    God bless you for sharing your talent, I am sure they will all be well loved!

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    yes very nice project

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    Those are some great quilts!!!
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    All of them are so very beautiful.
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    Very nice quilts. And high praise to all the quilters for donating their time, fabric, and skills.
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