Friday, September 24, 2010

postheadericon The Pocket Testament League Submission

Thanks goes out to our own Para Vinson for her stunning photo of our Raffle Quilt! The photo has been submitted to the The Pocket Testament League's Contest for their new cover's on their bibles. Please visit their website and make a donation or a sponsor a group needing bibles. Comforting Quilters has received sponsors from this group in order to provide the Book of John with our quilts.

The God of all Comfort
2 Corinthians 1:3-5 (New International Version)

3Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,4who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. 5For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.

In February 2010, a prayer was answered with the establishment of Comforting Quilters in Byron, GA.

What a comfort to me, to have been given the opportunity to give to those in need, while at the same time, feed my love of quilting. It is through this medium, that the Lord has nourished and comforted my soul with His Spirit of giving.

One early Saturday morning, a few gracious women gathered at a dining room table for brunch to discuss the goals and dreams of a group that would sew quilts to comfort those needing a hug, something to keep them warm when life seems cold and daunting or something soft to cry a tear of joy.

Comforting Quilters was born that morning, with great expectations, fantastic dreams and not a penny to our name. A fundraiser was needed right away! What better way to raise capital than to have a Quilt Raffle. Unsure of how we would accomplish the task of a raffle, how we would sell tickets or even when we would meet again, each woman ventured out to contemplate the morning’s events.

God works in mysterious ways, for soon we were asked to provide a General Store at the Byron Depot for the Battle of Byron in May. We only had 6 weeks to pull this group together, create a quilt and build a General Store!

After many late nights stitching the quilt top and a flurry of activity building store props, gathering antiques, ordering penny candy and designing our store, the Lord provided us with another blessing that we had yet to see.

It was during our planning meeting one evening that the yet unfinished quilt top was brought to show the group the progress. The quilt was taken outside to hold up and view. Para Vinson pulled out her camera phone to snap a photo or two and everyone was mesmerized by what they witnessed.

There on the deck of the Byron Depot, with the sun just beginning to set, the quilt top was displayed with the sun coming through the top. Our quilt, that we had meticulously stitched shown with the Love of Christ by displaying a beautiful stain-glassed window effect and the cross shining through! It was at that moment, we realized that indeed, the Spirit of the Lord was working through our quilts to provide comfort to those in need.

This picture has made the rounds to family and friends around the country having an effect of awe and wonder at the might and glory that only He can provide.

About CQ

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Comforting Quilters is a Non-Profit Organization that was organized to create and provide quilts to anyone need a bit of comfort. These quilts are created and delivered to Hospice patients, seriously ill patients, those who have suffered a loss or anyone who comes to our attention.

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