Friday, May 25, 2012

Quilts, Quilts, Quilts!

The nine quilts I've opened so far
Our Burundi team was approached by a group called Quilts Beyond Borders, asking if we'd take handmade child-sized quilts to distribute at Sister Connection's kids camp. If we could each carry 25 we could get them all to Burundi.

My boxes of quilts have arrived! There are three of them -- two computer boxes and another a bit smaller! I opened the smaller box and it contained just nine quilts; I don't know how many are in the larger boxes. I'm not sure how I can get these into a suitcase(!) but I understand that vacuum packers that suck all the air out of your items make it possible to get 25 into one suitcase. We'll figure out the logistics between us, clever folks that we are, and get the quilts all delivered.

But that's not the reason for this post. It's to show you the nine quilts that I have already unpacked. They are absolutely stunning! The children will receive them at the beginning of their time at camp so they can use them while they are there, then take them home to enjoy forever. I have had so much fun opening this one box and taking pictures. The kids will LOVE them.

Thank you to Quilts Beyond Borders, quilters who volunteer their time and supplies to create amazing, unique quilts. What a gift of love! If this is something you'd like to get involved in, let them know.


Back -- so intricately made!

Each quilt has a personalized label on the back

Two boxes to go

A peek inside one of the boxes. Can't wait to see them!

1 comment:

Joan Husby said...

What treasures you'll carry there...what treasures you will carry home with you!