Wednesday, June 20, 2012

MFP June Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
                        June Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Welcome Poppies Featured June 19
I'm In Stitches Featured June 20
Island Life Featured June 21
Silly Shells Featured June 22
Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on June 23, 2012 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday June 22, 2012.

Lois
Vicky
Anne
Pat G.
Karen H.
Patty P.
Mary
Marilynn
Pam
Debbie
Nancy
Bonnie
Kathy
Brenda
Toni
Tangii
Thrifty Stamper
Sue
Kelli
Janine
Tammylee
Janis L.
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I love this set. The sewing machine looks a lot like the one my grandma had and my mom now has.My mom taught me to sew when I was really little. When my girls were little I sewed them matching dresses. Now that they are a little bigger and a home SEWN outfit is uncool, I haven't done a lot of sewing on material, but I sew ALL the time on my cards.  For my card today I used vintage looking dp scraps to make a quilt. I embossed the quilt then I sewed the pieces down.

 
A close up view of the sewing.




I made this card with my amazing mother in law in my mind. She along with a group of ladies from her church make up a group called Comfort Quilters.  They make quilts that they give away to those needing comfort. They gave some to the police to give to children. They also made quilts to give to a homeless shelter.

This is my mother in law in the tan sweater giving the police officer one of the quilts.












 



























You  can read more about their group in this newsletter.
Comfort Quilters

This song is such a pretty song about sharing, loving and giving the comfort of Christ to the world around us. I hope that you like this song.

30 comments:

  1. A beautiful card and a beautiful story! Thanks for sharing it!

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  2. Oh MariLynn this is such a pretty card - love all the stitching on it, it makes it truly look like a quilt..
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  3. That is one beautiful quilt card, MariLynn....and one awesome grandmother and friends!

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  4. Thanks for the story of your mother-in-law and her Comfort Quilters. This set lends itself so well to quilt cards -- I've seen several in today's hop!

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  5. Beautiful work on your inspired card, MariLynn. How wonderful that the Comfort Quilters do this special work. I really like the stitching on your card...great job.

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  6. Marilynn, this is so pretty. I love the background and all the sewing you did. WOW. :) Janis

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  7. what a nice card...and the story behind it is just a wonderful touch to the post...thanks for sharing...

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  8. Love the sewing on your card! Great job, and love all the extras on your post!

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  9. Love the stitching on the card. Great background.

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  10. lovely quilt card and the sewing on it is great idea.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  11. love your quilt card MariLynn and the sewing-thanks for sharing the great work you mil does with her quilts

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  12. WOWZERS! you really did stitch the "quilting" of the quilt! Gorgeous!

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  13. Sew nice. Especially like teh quilting & photos with story. Wish I knew how to sew. My mother was a wonderful seamstress. I took Home Ec sewing in high school.
    Had jury duty summons today. 25 people were selected. I was left in remaining 28 group and after waiting for some time we were told we were not needed & could leave.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  14. Love the quilt background--I sew with a similar machine.

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  15. Great cards. I love the stitching. I never thought to do that on my cards.

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  16. LOVE this - the quilt is vintage looking looking on this card - just love the look and the story about the quilters too!

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  17. Marilynn,
    Beautiful card - and what amazing stitching on the card - all I can say is double wow! The quilts shown in the pics are very lovely!

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  18. I love your quilt and thanks for sharing about the quilters.

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  19. like very much the quilt card very pretty color there

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  20. Your card is very pretty! i like the quilted look!

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  21. Love these cards. The quilt background really shows of the vintage sewing machine and the colors are great. I did like the different take of the machine in the fore ground. Love them both Thank You

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  22. Wonderful card; love all the details, especially the quilting. Wonderful ministry your mother-in-law does with the quilts. Thanks for sharing

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  23. Really sweet design, Marilynn.

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  24. What a great quilt card - so perfect fo this stamp set!!

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  25. Love this!!!! I had so much fun working with my "I'm in stitches" set.

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  26. What a fantastic card. Love the stitching.

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