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!|
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