2022 Positivity Quilt Along Wrap Up

Just stopping in to thank all of you for such a successful quilt along. Mercyful Quilts now has another batch of fresh, gorgeous quilts on the way. I am always looking for ways to keep the shelf full for their Palliative Care department and all of you are a huge part of that.

Many thanks to Preeti (Sew Preeti Quilts) for heading this Positivity QAL up for the second year in a row. Preeti designs the quilt, writes up the instructions, keeps the timeline and answers many questions from quilters needing a little help here or there. Without her, this event wouldn’t happen. Thanks also to the quilters who graciously spend their time and money to make a quilt (or two!) for the program. I believe we have about 15 quilts this year as a result of the event. There may be one or two more that get finished up later and that is totally fine.

Due to the generosity of Art Gallery Fabric and Benartex Fabric, each quilter who finished a quilt and either linked up or sent me a picture of the final quilt will receive a gift. I know the prize, or gift, is not the reason we make these comfort quilts. But it is nice to be able to replenish your fabric after you have given up some of your stash to make a quilt for us. These gifts will go out in the mail later this week. If Preeti or I don’t have your address, we will contact you to get the mailing information.

As I write this post, I am thinking about how grateful I am to have your support for Mercyful Quilts. When I consider the time it takes to make a quilt, the expense of the fabric, batting, backing and binding, possible expense of a long arm quilter, and the cost of the postage – this is no small undertaking. Many people don’t understand how many hours and hours go into each quilt. Nor do they know the amount of money spent to make one lap size quilt. But I know and am so thankful. When I count my blessings, each of you are counted.

8 thoughts on “2022 Positivity Quilt Along Wrap Up

  1. Kathleen McCormick

    Wonderful to get a few more quilts for Mercyful. Congratulations to all the quilters who completed quilts! The generosity of quilters is an amazing thing.

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  2. Trudie Case

    I have a quilt ready to send but it is not the positivity pattern. Can I still send it? and to whom? Mercy Hospital? Thanks

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Hi Trudie – thank you so much for your comment. I will get back to you – we would love to receive another quilt from you!!!

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  3. Wendy

    Although I didn’t participate this year, I enjoyed watching the progress of those making the quilts. Thank you to you and Preeti for all your work on this, too, Bernie! It’s such a great way to show some love to families going through difficult times. Well done to all who participated!

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  4. Suba Sitaraman

    I finally got the last year’s positivity quilt quilted . Can I still send it over? (Better late than never I hope)

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