Fabric, Quilts, & Miracles in Tennesee

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A wise man once said “…And also, ye yourselves will succor those that stand in need of your succor; ye will administer of your substance unto him that standeth in need; and ye will not suffer that the beggar putteth up his petition to you in vain, and turn him out to perish…  For behold, are we not all beggars? Do we not all depend upon the same Being, even God, for all the substance which we have, for both food and raiment, and for gold, and for silver, and for all the riches which we have of every kind?” – (Mosiah 4:16,19)

Our trip to Tennessee was a great success!  Very wonderful, generous people, great hosts & beautiful scenery! My sister Elsie took me around to some of the local quilting shops which was so fun to see.  I even learned a new way to do some really cool binding!  I love seeing how others do things and where their creativity has taken them.  One good friend of my sister, Denise who is a quilter, showed us her creative quilting spot, and donated 8 finished quilts for me to take home.  These quilts were very thankfully accepted by RoseAnn Gunther, who has already shipped them off to be used by those trying to better their situation but have next to nothing to do so.  These donations are helping those who are so grateful and in such dire need.  A big thank you to all who are working so hard to help in our effort to bring comfort and caring to our fellow brothers and sisters.  For we are all God’s children!

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At the Franklin Quilt Company

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Shopping with my sister Elsie!

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   Denise, everyone loved your quilts! You are one talented lady!

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Donating Quilts to RoseAnn

Miracles are happening to help bring relief… My husband had a  business trip scheduled long before I started working on my Service Project.  It was not hard for him to convince me that I should take this trip with him, as I would be able to see my sister Elsie.  One day, a few weeks before we were to go, I had the impression while saying my morning prayers, that I should call my sister and let her know what I was doing with my Service en-devours.  She told me it was good I had called because she was going to get rid of a lot of fabric that had been given her, to make room for me to stay with her.  We ended up filling 4 suitcases full of fabric to bring home with us. After counting, we had over 280 yards of fabric that had been donated.  What a blessing this has been!

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Elsie, Me, Diane, and Lynn

I was also treated to a luncheon with some incredible ladies!

Diane & Lynn – thanks for the great food, fun conversation, and incredible Southern hospitality!

 

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