Every May I have attend the Mennonite Relief Quilt Auction. It was something I looked forward to every spring and missed it last year due to covid restrictions. It was held online in 2020 and continues to raise money for world relief projects where people are suffering from poverty, conflict, oppression and natural disaster.
This year the quilt auction will again be held online on Saturday May 29th.
This is the quilt that my little sewing group made pre-covid and donated for this year's auction. It is quilt #108 on the program and unimaginatively called "Sampler from Quilt Run".
This quilt was made from the block kits we collected during the 2016 July Shop Hop. We always looked forward to these July adventures, visiting quilt stores and having lunches out together. So fun! Last year it was cancelled and I wonder what will happen this year?
I love this photo of some of our group members working on the layout during pre-covid days. Notice how helpful Molly is?!?! I haven't seen my friends in more than a year now. I'm hopeful we will get vaccines soon and be able to meet outdoors sometime this summer.
And in the meantime, our efforts to make this sampler quilt will bring us lots of happy memories as we collected the block kits, sewed the blocks, and worked together to raise money for a good cause.