Last weekend my husband and granddaughter and I went to a quilt show at the Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship Church.
The show and sale was a fundraiser for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) an aid organization that has been helping vulnerable people around the world for over a hundred years.
The quilts are made by a group that meets regularly year-round to create them. The quilters volunteer their time and much of the material they use to make the quilts is also donated.
There were so many beautiful quilted pieces to see at the show and I marvelled at the thousands of hours of work they represented.
I went to the quilt show last weekend to support my friend Marge who is one of the quilters who donates their time to make the quilts that were on display.
This is a photo of Marge with a quilt she made several years ago. She’s a true artist with her quilting needle.
My mother-in-law Anne was a beautiful quilter.
From infancy to adulthood our sons both slept under the various quilts their Oma made for them.
I attended Grace Mennonite Church in Steinbach for most of my life and when we celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2011 Linda Klassen, a member of the congregation, made this quilt filled with symbols related to the church’s history.
Quilts are truly works of art. They can tell a story, inspire emotion, please the eye, stir the heart and elicit memories.
And at the quilt show for MCC last weekend they also raised funds to help the vulnerable. How great is that?