Ardy opening the July meeting with a summary of her absence.
Surprise . . . Ardy’s reaction to seeing her get-well heart quilt.
|Oh my, is that for me?|
|Sandy Poteet and Sandra Bruce display the heart quilt made for Ardy by some of the MAQ members.|
|Sandra Bruce showing the back of the quilt. Notice the Bandaid on the heart.|
|I was surprised, speechless (also dumfounded, flabbergasted and a few|
more adjectives) to receive my beautiful heart quilt at the end of the
MAQ meeting - with my mouth open - - I can't imagine how you all
got the blocks made, got it quilted and bound in just the month since my
surgery! It truly is the most wonderful gift and I thank you all! I
have now spent a good deal of time looking at each of the blocks - -
your artistry is amazing and I can feel the love you put in every stitch!
|Special thanks to Sandy Poteet who collected the blocks and assembled|
the quilt top with design assistance from Lin Schiffner and Gail Sims;
to Sandra Bruce who quilted it so expertly with hearts and words, and to
Darlynn Evans who added the binding - - all in record time!
|Extra thanks to Joan Dyer who organized the "feed the Tobins campaign"!|
Every evening for two whole weeks, a delicious and healthy dinner
arrived on our doorstep. That was so much appreciated as I was really
not up to cooking (my husband is a good handyman, but not a cook)!
|MAQ has been a great source of joy to me over the past 11+ years! I|
promise to go to cardiac rehab, get better and continue to see that our
MAQ continues to provide us with the friendships, inspiration and
validation we all seek.
I love you all and thank you!