We had an Anointing of the Sick mass last Saturday and a reception afterwards. We were so happy to welcome over 50 people. Since this is the season of giving, we had door prizes. One of our members made a quilt as one of the prizes:
"To sew is to pray. Men don't understand this. They see the whole but they don't see the stitches. They don't see the speech of the creator in the work of the needle. We mend. We women turn things inside out and set things right. We salvage what we can of human garments and piece the rest into blankets. Sometimes our stitches stutter and slow. Only a woman's eyes can tell. Other times, the tension in the stitches might be too tight because of tears, but only we know what emotion went into the making. Only women can hear the prayer." ~ LOUISE ERDRICH, Four Souls as posted by Sherry Redowl on Facebook from Walk in Beauty.
These are so popular. We can't make enough of these. Since we are in Southern California, we only use two layers of flannel in putting these rag quilts together. That's the sun shining on the last row.