Mercyful Quilts on Parade

I have been looking forward to the mail delivery and the UPS guy daily. Most days they bring me a wonderful package to open. It’s like Christmas around here!! Sarah’s amazing Hands2Help event is finishing up at the end of the month so quilts are being mailed to various organizations all over the map. Mercy Hospital in Sacramento is one of the (incredibly grateful) recipients.I have opened quilts from throughout the US – Florida, Texas, Arizona, and North Carolina among others!

I thought it was time to share the bounty with you. I took pictures of some of the quilts but not all. This was not done with any rhyme or reason. I wanted to share some of these and it just isn’t feasible to photograph all of them. Not enough hours in the day, right? But I will say this – ALL of the quilts are amazing. Each one is uniquely beautiful and all of them are clearly made with love and compassion.

Let’s take a look at these beauties!

These were both made by Emily of Darling Dogwood. Both have gorgeous batiks in similar colors but the light and dark backgrounds sure make for a different vibe.

I have to say I don’t know Ann but isn’t she a talented quilter? Her choice of colors and patterns are just wonderful! I love both of the patterns she used for her quilts.

Ok – three quilts from three wonderful women. Top left came from Kim C. in Florida, top right was made by Erica in Arizona and bottom center by the wonderful Linda R. in Texas. Thank you ladies!!!

These two are so much fun. Top left is from Anny who lives about 2 hours from me and I have had the pleasure of meeting in ‘real life’. She made this with a group from the Sacramento MQG – so cool that they chose to donate to a hospital local to them! The other came from Selina who lives in Florida. Thank you so much!!

Two more lovelies – Trudie sent her quilt all the way from Texas and Kathryn sent hers over from Pennsylvania. These beauties will bring great comfort to their recipients.

This quilt came from Cyndy in Oregon – she blogs at Quilting is More Fun than Housework. (I got lazy and used a picture from her blog post!!). Anyway, the thing I love about this quilt is it is made up of orphan blocks! Her orphan blocks look like they were planned and made to go together. I was pretty surprised when I read this. It is really beautiful and she did a great job of laying these out and making them work!

As I said before, there are more and I am so very thankful for each of the quilts donated. It never ceases to amaze me how generous the quilting community is. Quilts of this caliber take so much time! Not to mention the expense of fabric and batting. And then, beyond all that, spending $20 to mail the quilt somewhere! I am grateful to know all of you and thankful you thought of Mercyful quilts when you wanted to give someone such a lovely gift.

13 thoughts on “Mercyful Quilts on Parade

  1. Wendy

    Oh my – what fun to see a few of the amazing quilts! I can understand why you are excited to see the delivery trucks pull in – it’s like having a quilt show come right to your door. Kudos to all who have made and donated Mercy quilts, and thanks to you, too, Bernie, for gathering them and delivering them to the hospital. What a wonderful program.

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    1. Bernie Post author

      A quilt show at my door – that is exactly it! Don’t even have to leave the house (well we aren’t supposed to anyway!). My friend Patty is coming by this weekend to pick the quilts up and she will be thrilled. Their stock is terribly low so this will be a great boost. I love doing this – makes lots of people happy. 🙂

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  2. Preeti

    Thank you for sharing these Bernie. What a tragically devastating and a horrific time this is for America. As my heart is heavy with the news of recent events in Minneapolis and Central Park, NY, I find solace in your post today and in each of these quilty acts of kindness. I wish I could hug you now and cry my eyes out.

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    1. Bernie Post author

      I am sorry you are feeling down. There are so many good people in the world. It is helpful to focus on that and try to stay positive. xoxoxo, B.

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  3. Kathleen McCormick

    I am so glad at what you are receiving for them. I am hoping Elvira is big enough, but if not there is one at home I may be able to send – much later but that is ok.

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Hi Kathleen, Thank you for the note. We would love to have Elvira! Any lap size works just fine. Hope all is well with you in your corner of the country!!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Well Bonnie there are sooo many great places to donate to. I am sure you will find just the right home for your quilts. Thank you for being so generous with your time and creativity!

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  4. Anja @ Anja Quilts

    Wow…that is an amazing collection of quilts. A wonderful donation to the hospital.

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    1. Bernie Post author

      It is so cool to see them all together (and really – this isn’t all of them). Pretty impressive – so much work and time goes into these. I know you are great about donating quilts too. You have a big heart Anja1

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  5. tehachap

    I’m finishing the binding on my offering — I have one side left to do then put labels on and deliver it to the hospital. I’ll take a photo of it tomorrow and post it. Hugs and thanks!

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