Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Peace Quilt - Cypress Texas & Afghanistan

Pam addressed a local quilt guild about the Peace Quilt and her project. I volunteered to help her assemble and complete the quilt.

After she delivered the children’s artwork squares and gave me the timeline I called two fellow quilters, Linda Grupa and Gail Snyder. We all serve on the West Houston Quilt Guild Board of Directors. The West Houston Quilt Guild (http://www.whqg.org/) is a non-profit organization founded in 1993 with the purpose of developing and nurturing appreciation for the art of quilting and its history. Simply put, we are a group of people who love quilts!

The process of putting the squares together was inspiring as each of us could see various messages of peace and friendship in the blocks. We saw the opportunity to add some patriotic novelty fabric depicting symbols of Texas and the US. The blocks were bordered with black fabric and at the corners of each square one of the symbols were included. The back of the quilt consisted of the signatures of the students.

The West Houston Quilt Guild receives numerous requests during the year to be active in the community. We assist in providing comfort quilts for many organizations such as nursing homes, Girls Scout Projects and providing children’s quilts for the Project Linus Organization.
Assisting with Pam’s project gave us the chance to share our love of quilting with children around the world.

Betty Baker
Web Mistress, WHQG

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