The speaker quoted Uchtdorf saying, "When I think of the Savior, I often picture Him with hands outstretched; reaching out to comfort, heal, bless, and love."
In Relief Society the teacher drew a hand on the chalkboard and explained that the hand is only as good as it's working fingers, and then she said that we are all the fingers on the hands of the Lord and as we work together we can reach out to heal, comfort, bless and love.
Ain't that just the truth. Especially when it comes to quilting. Many hands make many quilts.
And many quilts make many magic.
Or something like that.
You get my drift.
Soooooo, the first magic quilt is on the road. WOOHOO!
In other words, it's traveling, which is exactly what magic quilts do. The more they travel, the more magic they generate.
First it went to April from Springrose Journals, who is making the next magic quilt, and now it's on it's way to our first official recipient, Stan in Washington D.C.
Photographic evidence coming soon.
Kritta, who made the 1st quilt, has enough leftover fabric to make a 2nd magic quilt. Springrose will make a 3rd magic quilt and, I, the Crash Test Dummy, am making a magic t-shirt quilt.
But I need more fabric and t-shirts nd inspirational stories to keep healing the world, which is why I'm having a Jack Johnson give-away. (I'm not actually giving Jack Johnson away, just two tickets to his concert in Salt Lake City on August 13th.)
I chose Jack Johnson because everyone knows he's my favorite Hawaii surf-dude-turned-rock-star from Kahuku high school.
Plus I have photographic evidence of him with his arm around me.
Have I ever showed you that picture?
Oh yeah, we're tight.
I also chose Jack Johnson because he is big on reducing, reusing and recycling. I'm not that good at reducing, but reusing and recycling fabric for healing quilts is right up my alley.
So here's how to enter the give-away:
Put the magic quilt button on your sidebar and you get one entry.
Mention the magic quilt project and Jack Johnson give-away in a post and you get one entry.
Become a follower, one entry.
Contribute fabric or a signed t-shirt for the next quilts and get three entries.
Contribute an inspirational story and get three entries.
Make sure you post a comment letting me know which of these things you've done. I will check up on you. Don't think I won't.
Deadline for the give-away is July 31st. All entries will be placed in a hat and the winner will be drawn and announced on August 1st.
If you send a t-shirt, please sign your name in permanent marker somewhere near the middle. Also, please chose a t-shirt that you've worn and that represents you somehow.
All inspirational stories will be published here on The Magic Quilt blog and will also be eligible to be published in the first Sisterhood of the Magic Traveling Quilt book.
Fabric donations are more meaningful if they are meaningful. You get me? In other words, if the fabric somehow represents you or your story. For instance I recently bought swatches of bright Hawaiian fabric from Walmart and sent them to Springrose.
They didn't cost much.
The fabric can also be scraps of fabric you've had for years or fabric you wanted to make a quilt into a quilt someday. Tauna, from The Egan Garden donated this fabric and these quilt blocks she's been making (with love) over the years.
T-shirts would be great too. Cubworld already donated the shirt off his back.
Okay, it's time to get started. Let's put our fingers together. Get it? fingers?
But seriously, please help me (and Jack Johnson) spread the magic!