“Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
Following the tragic shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild put out a request for quilts. “The goal is to gather enough quilts to help not only the victims who survived, but the families of victims who perished, as well as first responders, nurses, police officers, etc.”
For additional updates and information, follow the Orlando MQG on their blog.
On Instagram, check out #quiltsforpulse to be inspired by the many quilts being created.
“Love lights more fires than hate extinguishes.” Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The weight of tragedies can be overwhelming, particularly when the tragedy is the result of violence. My hope in participating in this project is that the tangible outpouring of love sends the message that there is much more love than hate in this world.
“Goodness is the only investment that never fails.” Henry David Thoreau
While creating this quilt, my thoughts were with those affected. My sincere hope is that this gift from a stranger will give some small comfort. I hope that the recipients will be reminded that they are surrounded by people who care.
“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.” John Lennon, Imagine
Follow the links above to see how you can contribute. Or, find another charity who gives love and comfort through the making of quilts and share a little hope.
4 thoughts on “an invitation”
Great post Marla! Your heart quilt will surely be a comfort so someone hurting!
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Thanks, Paige. I truly believe quilts have the ability to provide comfort.
I’m working on a Pulse quilt too. So far it’s an idea in my head because I’ve been waylaid by work stuff. Gonna start on it this week. Thanks for sharing information on this worthy project. I especially love the quotes.
There were so many quotes that expressed my feelings, it was hard to whittle it down to just a few. It’s great that they are having such a good response to their request for quilts. I’ll look forward to seeing your quilt! Hopefully I’ll have time to work on quilting mine next week.