Thursday, October 9, 2014

Throwback Thursday

I have many nieces and nephews (being one of 8 children who all married and had between 2-4 children each you tend to get that) My parents had 24 grandchildren (and currently 18 great grandchildren) 

In 2002 on of my nieces,C,  developed anorexia. She was 16. It was a really worrying time for all of us - especially her parents. At the time I was a member of an online group of Christian quilters. 

I had shared my niece C's story and my concerns with the group and they were praying for her. They decided that they would like to contribute hearts to make a Healing Hearts quilt for her. The members of the group stitched brightly coloured hearts onto 6.5" squares of cream calico or muslin squares and sent them to me. I stitched them into a quilt using some of my hand dyed fabric and some 9 patches from swaps. The back was pieced from hand dyed fabrics. I quilted it with various heart motifs


The back of the quilt
The great news is C recovered from her illness. We nearly lost her but she fought back and regained her health. She went on to complete her high schooling and complete a nursing degree. Today she is a great mother to two adorable children (who have of course received their own quilts from Great Aunty Pip) and she works part time as a nurse as well as caring for her lovely family.
C with her daughter little C!

Linking up with Throwback Thursdays at Quiltin' Jenny's

Quiltin Jenny

1 comment:

  1. Awww! I'm so glad she recovered and is doing so well. What a sweet gift. I can't imagine how frightening that must have been. One more story about the healing power of quilts - both making them and receiving them.

    Thanks for linking up!