September 08, 2011

Resilience Quilt.....

Last night Judy, myself and my girls went
 to the Adelaide Convention Centre for the launch 
of 2011 The MHS Conference Adelaide.
 To see the visual arts display at the conference that
 we were part of...
 The Quilters Guild of SA asked for volunteers to help
assemble a quilt for the MHS conference.
 I put our hand up as I am all for helping
our wider community in quilty projects.
We as a group of ladies/friends made a quilt of their story.

  In a nut shell the quilts( 6 of them) were made by patients,
 children of patients,and carers of people 
with mental health issues. They have a story to tell.
They made the block while Judy, Janette, Khris and I were one of the
many ladies that put a quilt together (we did quilt no 3),
We set the blocks, quilted it and bound it.
 Must say there was many cups of coffee made
while making it work.... and chatting of course.

 They all looked amazing hanging up... Amazing.
Here are my girls in front of the one we made
 with flat Stanley for a friends grandson... he he
I was so proud to be involved in the 'resilience' project
and to think that each block told a story of their life....
A story on 'Resilience in the midst of Change'
 To think that these people lived such a different life to me
 they struggled with things I have no clue about
 They are people all the same and have a life to live
 like we do, they have a story to be told too.
 If you know anyone who struggles with mental
 health issues, love them, care for them as they need more than most
to know we love and care for them. They cannot control it 
more often it controls them..... 
but they need our LOVE and care.

 Many Blessings
 Dawn x x x


Maria said...

What a wonderful project to have worked on ladies.

Allie said...

What a beautiful thing to do - that quilt is gorgeous, and very very special. Your girls are too adorable, Dawn!

Sheila said...

A very special quilt for a very worth while cause , I congratulate you and your friends for taking part in making these great quilts.

Khris said...

Fantastic post are a treasure for all you do...great to see Flat Stanley out and about with the girls..hugs Khris

Karen Mallory said...

What a wonderful thing for you to do Dawn!! Volunteering is so theraputic in itself! the Quilts are great!
hugs Karen