So Many Mercyful Quilts!

As many of you know, this month is a busy one for quilters participating in Hands2Help 2019 making donation quilts. This wonderful event is sponsored annually by Sarah of Confessions of a Fabric Addict. She coordinates the donations of hundreds of quilts to several organizations. This year Mercyful Quilts is one of the very fortunate recipients of these quilts.

Last month I received a number of gorgeous quilts. Some I shared on Instagram but haven’t shared them on the blog. I want to be sure everyone gets a chance to see the amazing works of art that have been donated to Mercy Hospital. I can’t show all of them because that would make for a very long post. But here are some that have arrived recently. (Just in case you are new to my blog, please read about the Mercyful Quilt drive posts – click here and here to get the general info on this project.)

Just a sampling of the quilts coming in.

It is fun to be the person receiving these quilts. I love seeing everyone’s work – so many fun colors, patterns, pretty fabrics, beautiful quilting. Really, I am so fortunate to be the organizer of this project. It is like Christmas when the UPS truck drives up the driveway!

Each one is so unique and all of them are beautifully made.

Stunning, right?

This quilt was completely hand quilted. I was so surprised! What a treasure.

So many stitches went into this. It is lovely!

Both of the quilts shown above came from the same quilter. I appreciate her choice to make one more traditional with colors that would appeal to a man or woman. The other quilt with the rainbow of modern blocks and the piano key border is striking and very different. When families choose from all of the quilts it is nice to have a selection to select from. I hope they pick one that is somehow representative of the loss they are dealing with. Maybe that will bring an extra level of comfort to the family.

Not all quilts come via the UPS truck. Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting up with a quilter from the Sacramento area. She emailed me to see if I had any plans to be in the area so she could give me the quilts personally. Heck yes! Any excuse to meet another quilter and have a cup of coffee with her.

Karrin blogs over at Karrin’s Crazy World and she donated three pretty quilts. Two are blue and yellow which is a fantastic color combination. The third one is a patriotic quilt which might just suit the family of a veteran. I am so happy to have these three quilts to add to the stack. The photos taken indoors don’t do them justice – the colors are more vibrant than shown.

Karrin and I had a nice long visit – Isn’t it crazy how two quilters who have never met can just sit down and start up a conversation? It comes easily and we really enjoyed ourselves. Karrin, I hope we can meet again to talk fabric, stippling, color preferences, batting and life in general! What a fun trip to Starbucks.

I am grateful for all of the quilts received thus far. I know more are on the way. Please know that once the Hands2Help event ends, the need for Mercyful quilts does not! I am happy to take quilts any time you want to donate one. The palliative care team over at Mercy Hospital is truly appreciative of these beautiful gifts you are making and sending to them. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

15 thoughts on “So Many Mercyful Quilts!

  1. Wendy Tuma

    Beautiful quilts, Bernie! What a delight for you to be able to see them and then deliver them to their destination. Thanks for your work in this effort too!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      It is truly a delight! Lots of these quilts come from people I have “met” on-line and it is a treat to see their work in person. The nurses at Mercy are continually amazed and the beautiful donations. Right now I have a stack of 14 quilts to give them! Sa awesome. Happy Mother’s Day Wendy!

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  2. Donna Jez

    Thanks for the update Bernie. Amazing a hand quilted quilt, what a treasure. I never get to see my
    quilts online so it’s a treat for me. Also thanks for the reminder that Mercyful quilts are needed all
    year long, I made a note.

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Donna, your work is just beautiful and I am so happy you donated quilts for Mercy. If you find yourself wanting to make another donation quilt, you are more than welcome to send it our way!! Have a wonderful weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Isn’t it wonderful Louise? The assortment of quilts – all styles and colors – has been fantastic. I am so proud of this community! Have a great weekend.

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Aw, Linda, no hurry!! We need them on-going so whenever it is done, I would love to have it. No pressure tho. Thanks so much for supporting Mercyful Quilts!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Preeti

    Thank you for sharing, Bernie. I remind myself to come to your blog and look for Mercyful quilts tag, whenever I feel saddened or overwhelmed by the sorry and shameful state of affairs in our country. I have been thinking of you for more than one reasons. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Hi Preeti, there is so much good in this world. Focus on it – you add such a spark and your kindness has a strong trickle down effect. Know what I mean? You are such a supportive and generous person. Try not to dwell on the negative. Your positive influence has far greater power. XOXO

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  4. Rebecca Grace

    It’s amazing to see what a wide variety of quilts are made and donated out of compassion for strangers, isn’t it? The ones you shared today are beautiful examples and I know they will be cherished by the recipients. And meeting a new quilter friend is a great bonus for you!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      It is always fun to meet up with another quilter. Such a treat. Yes, the quilts are amazing and very unique. Compassion is key and quilters have an endless supply.

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  5. Danice

    Wow at all of the beautiful quilts! Such excellent work by all of their makers. Helping with H2H is such a worthy cause.

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