We are wrapping up our ward Relief Society humanitarian project which includes 12 wall quilts for the parents of babies who die at birth. We're calling it The Bereavement Project. Most of the pieceing for the quilts was done by a mother and daughter team. They teamed up with me to make a 16 patch background for an applique of a bird and a branch and flower on it. I placed the appliques and a team of us sewed the appliques in place with a stay stitch and a satin zigzag stitch. I bound most of the quilts and added buttons. It was a joy to see the completed stack and now they will go to the OBGYN wing of the hospital to be given as needed to families. Quilters can always find someone who needs what we do. It is good to be able to serve.
The quilt I have featured above is an additional quilt that I made from my daughter Laura Gunn's fabric. I made it to give to my mentor and dear friend Cecil Huntzinger. It is sweet to be able to give a gift to someone you have loved for a very long time.