And from one of our newest passengers *VBS* Linda J. at Living with Quilts and a little old lady in a fur coat(See sidebar for link) Of course she DID have a retreat over the weekend...LOL and I suspect that gave her the opportunity to sew for pleasure. Great job Linda....I love it!Linda tells me in email, that she has more blocks at home, and even MORE coming from her Mom in Illinois. For sure, she says, another Orphan Quilt is going to happen. Linda makes 'tons' of quilts for kids all over the world, including right there in Alabama where she lives. She sewed with a group of VERY talented ladies called the 'Bama Belles, and their main focus is making quilts for kids. This year more than 60 quilts were provided for a Boys Ranch, and last years at least that many went to the Girls Ranch. Each child gets their own, to keep and the Belles make sure there are extras for newcomers!!
Their group is a branch of Wrap Them in Love, an organization that provides quilts to children around the world. There is always a fabulous quilt show on Lindas blog, and also at the Wrap Them In Love.org website. You can link there directly or from Linda J's blog.
Cher(one of future participants) who blogs at Marathon Quilter,(http://cherzoe.blogspot.com/) is also a member of a group who supports the WTIL organization, as do I.Altho I don't belong to a group(altho I'm told I'm an honorary 'Belle *VBS* YUP!I AM... LINDA CONFIRMED IT IN COMMENTS *G*) I send fabric for backings and finished tops to Linda J. If any of you aren't sure what to do with your Orphan Train quilt once it's finished, consider donating it to Wrap Them In Love. Couldn't be more fitting for an Orphan block quilt to warm the heart and body of the world's orphans...*VBS* Feel free to contact, Linda J, or Cher, or myself if we can provide you with any additional information.