Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Friendship Quilt by Taylor

As you all know, I recently got married, and through all the stress and craziness of wedding planning I had many friends who helped me along the way.  I feel very blessed in my friendships and I don't know what I would do without them.

One friend in particular, Lauren, has chosen to take a brave new step and move to Honduras to teach.  My aunt and uncle's family have an orphanage and school there and somehow God just kept opening the doors for Lauren to go there and become a missionary.  
Lauren caught the bouquet at my wedding!  Hmmmm... maybe she'll bring back someone tall, dark, and handsome?
She is leaving this coming Tuesday and her parents threw her a beautiful going away party for her last weekend in their home town.  I knew that I wanted to do something special for her that she could take with her to Honduras, but the question was- what could we do that would show her how much she is loved and  supported while she is there? I thought of the idea to make a friendship quilt for her.  I messaged all of our friends and was excited to get an overwhelmingly positive reaction.  Before I knew it, quilt squares were being mailed to me from all over North Carolina.  There was a piece of her high school cheerleading sweatshirt and baby blanket, special quotes and bible verses, pictures of great times together and much more.

After gathering all the quilt squares I sewed them together into a quilt.  My mom came over and helped me put it together (by the way- making a quilt is no easy task!).  

Trying to decide on the layout

Sewing away!
Final result!
In the end, we were really happy with the result, and even happier when we gave it to Lauren and saw her reaction to it.  We are all so excited for Lauren's new journey and I hope that you will follow her blog at http://offthebeatenpathahonduranjourney.blogspot.com
Opening the quilt
Some of the contributors to the quilt with Lauren

2 comments:

  1. You did such an amazing job!

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  2. What phenomenal friends I have!! Love you!!!

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