I did a lot for myself & family but I did a lot for a couple of different charities that were pretty special at the time. The idea was to stitch a square of a design following a theme that a child (or the family) had chosen. These children were all sick. Most of them terminally. It was great to be a part of. Stuart even stitched a few squares for them at the time. We also had the opportunity to deliver a couple of completed quilts to children from this area which was amazing.
I used to have all my pictures stored online but that place shut down & all my pictures went poof! I have come by one of the organisations again through social media that never existed like this back then. Gee, it would have made a difference back in the early 2000's to have used that to organise something as massive as it turned into.
Anyway, having retrieved a few of my pictures & a few of the finished quilts to go with them with the children that received them, I am going to post the pictures on here for you to see. It was quite something to be a part of back then. Maybe if I do some stitching again a little more down the track I might do a few more again. I still have fabric squares sitting here made to measure. So humour me & put up with an influx of squares over the next few days won't you?
These were the start of my squares. Quite sentimental these ones.
For some reason I did 4 squares for this next girl.
A couple of single squares to go on a couple more. I did enjoy the alphabet one. Not very often a child would pick the alphabet as a theme.
This cool elephant is one that Stuart did. We remember him well. He was quite a special piece.
It's sad that these children were all terminal with this illness Spinal Muscular Atrophy. (SMA) Hopefully this brightened their days a little all those years ago.