Thursday, December 5, 2013

Finished Kaleidoscope Hexagons ... With a Purpose!

I got my latest (grape and leaf) Hexagon Kaleidoscopes finished into a quilt top AND basted with its quilt-layers last week.
And only just in time! (More on that later...)
 
 
 
This week, I quilted it quilt last-minute ... Free-motion quilting all over, with some loops in the border ...
 
 
  
It's a throw-sized quilt, 50" x 60", so it's the perfect size for a couch-quilt for chilly winter days.
I'm really excited to have this one finished and quilted and bound.
Because this quilt has a really cool job that none of my other quilts has had.

 
This quilt gets to be part of an upcoming fundraiser for two friends' international adoptions that are in progress!
 

My friend Christy & her family AND my friend Katie & her family are both adopting little boys from Eastern Europe. These two families are doing a joint fundraiser (that includes a silent auction) this weekend, to help with their adoption costs.

 
This quilt gets to be part of that silent auction in a few days! I'm hoping that somebody who attends the fundraising event will really love this quilt, so it can raise some money for little Auggie and little Royce.
 
Did you know that according to Reece's Rainbow, a typical international adoption can cost $25,000? I had no idea. It's a staggering sum of money. Of course, if it's your child on the other side of the globe, it's worth whatever it takes to bring that little one home. But getting that money together, in order to make that adoption possible, takes some doing. 

 
This weekend's fundraiser is part of an ongoing effort to finish raising the needed money to get these little boys home ... And the sooner the better - both of the boys have medical issues that will need to be addressed as soon as possible.
 
 

Both Christy's family and Katie's family have been blessed with kids who were adopted locally, as well as biological kids. Both of their families are looking forward to bringing home their little guys from Eastern Europe as soon as possible.

 
Both families have donation pages on the Reece's Rainbow adoption-grant site:
 
 
I'm honored to have a small part in helping these families bring home their newest blessings from God. These friends are making a difference in the lives of their children, and they're also making a difference in the lives of their friends. And their friends appreciate that. :-)
 
 

7 comments:

  1. I love the large space between the blocks, Susie. It is easier now to see the beauty (and uniqueness) of each block. beautiful work!

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  2. Very pretty, what a great kaleidoscope quilt!

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  3. Susie,
    Thank you so much for sharing your quilting talent with us! I am so thrilled to announce that your item received the HIGHEST bid of the evening. You helped bring us $500 closer to these boys! I am so thankful for your generous spirit and amazing talent. Thank you!
    Christy

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    1. Christy -
      I am SO excited about that! I'm really glad to have been able to contribute something tangible. And that generous bid made possible a greater impact than I could have imagined. 2 Corinthians 9:10 and Philippians 4:19 - God is supplying; grateful for the chance to have a small part in that.

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  4. Congrats on making such a lovely quilt that brought in $500 for a great cause. Must feel a lot of joy of that accomplishment!

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