The T-Quilt Project
"A celebration of friendship, generosity, commitment and international goodwill."
Last spring, several of us started talking about Wrap-A-Smile approaching its 20-year anniversary. As hundreds of quilters have now sent nearly 27,000 quilts to children around the world, there was no doubt that we had to mark this milestone.
Quilters of the Sunshine Online Quilt Guild suggested the making of T-quilts, in recognition of Terry's original inspiration. The idea quickly morphed into "let's make 100 T-quilts", enough for every patient treated during a Rotaplast mission. It seemed a bold idea, just as the original plans for WAS were.
But what is a T-quilt you ask?! It is any quilt that incorporates the letter T in the design. Some are bold and sassy (as was Terry), some more subtle, incorporated into intricate designs. Sadly, Terry's health failed during the time of this project, but as quilts arrived here in Maine I would photograph them and send the pictures on to Terry. She was very moved by the outpouring of participation by her quilting friends from around the country.
Terry left us in May but the quilts have continued to arrive. Special delivery this past weekend was "T-Quilt 100" created and delivered by WAS supporter Louise who quilts on her boat. (blog post of Feb 18, 2019 tells her story). It was such a treat to meet Louise and her husband in person. Using a little poetic license, we decided to give this quilt the special designation of T 100, knowing that we have 90 T-quilts for sure, with rumors of more in progress. What an accomplishment!!
For more information
Sunshine Online Quilt Guild: https://mewe.com/group/5a7149071e2875313992d085
Louise's blog: https://myquiltodyssey.blogspot.com