Brilliant Love

You’ve probably heard about the devastating news unfolding in Paris. My heart breaks as soon as it starts to mend, as our own city recently survived such similar tragedy. When there is so much unstoppable destruction in the world, why do we continue to hurt each other by our own hands? Each act of continued violence around the world becomes more incomprehensible to me. But you know what? I refuse to be afraid–filled with terror–no, my response is to shine with more brilliant love than ever before! Glitterati, I implore you: Put love into our world. Make it big, and make it known! 
I spent part of the day telling my office co-workers all about the #SewingForSydney campaign. They were so supportive! I’m making hash tag quilts, but if all you’ve got is a big toothy grin for the guy sitting opposite you on the bus ride to work, well you make it count! That smile might just change his whole day, and in effect, his whole life. Mmmkay?! We are the world; it starts with us! I know this all sounds cliched and idealistic, but I’d much rather live in that world, than the one unfolding before us.

Here’s the latest from my sewing studio! Look how much that card wall is growing! I haven’t even got them all on the wall yet–I can’t keep up! The bad news about this photo is that my Ikea wooden bench top right there in the middle is warping. Ugh. But the good news is that Ikea is delivering a replacement on Saturday. Woo! (Thanks in advance to the incredible Mr. Sparkles for disassembling this one and assembling the new one. He’s a gem.)
I also thought you might want to see how I’m organising all the quilts being made for #SewingForSydney. I have created project spreadsheets for each quilt; this is the Red Team. See, there you are, Glitterati, right at the very beginning! You have the special honour of being picked for all the teams–duh! The illustrious Wendy Wild (<–that name, killer!) is currently assembling your blocks into a quilt top. Then backing fabric and batting donated by Emma Jean Jansen and Robyn Feenestra, respectively, will be sent to Kay White for quilting. Once that is all sorted, Ms. Monique  will bind, and we put an embroidered label on from Connie Goldfinch. Simple, right? On paper anyway!
I still have spots available for Assembly and Binding Teams (potentially a few long arm spots, depending on how many more blocks roll in). If you’re interested, make sure you send me an email so I can put your name on my list! So this is the latest, and probably greatest thing I’ve ever attempted to do. And I thought being on tv was a big deal. Eat your heart out Karl. :::wink:::

20 Responses

  1. Sooli says:

    Brilliant work so far, well done to all of the helpers and the glitterati of course! And a big MWAH for each cheek to you Molli!

  2. Awesome and well done! It sounds like the organization of help is really coming together, and I really love that photo of you talking about #SewingForSydney with your office.

  3. Pat says:

    Great job, Molli. Wow, I ask myself the same questions – why must we wreak such havoc on anyone/everyone who holds a different view? It sickens the heart but all we can do is carry on. Someday, love will prevail.

  4. memmens says:

    So very superb, glad that you have lots of local support to help you on this one, people are awesome. xx

  5. What an amazing job putting this all together. Our world could certainly do with a lot more love. Thanks for inspiring us all!

  6. Irelle says:

    You are amazing to be spearheading this project. I was so happy to participate from California! And I'm with you on the spreading love and a smile – the simplest things. If only everyone could understand that different is not wrong – it is just different!

  7. Vera says:

    It's great to read your post after all the bad news in newspaper! You are doing such a good job with this project. Sparkle on!

  8. Thanks for keeping us updated on this. So glad to see this kind of love being spread. You are inspiring me to spread love locally as well!

  9. Jean(ie) says:

    Bless you as you put this even together. ANd I don't know what's cuter… You or that quilt! I love that quilt — the color and the love behind it. Like you say, we need to respond with love. Prayers continue for the Australian people and they definitely go out those in Paris.

  10. ES says:

    That quilt tip is looking fab, and you seem to really be doing a fab job all around. I am sure there is a shit-load of organisation going into this and I hope it isn't make your brain hurt, but good on you for doing it.

  11. Awesome stuff Molli, looking great and very well organised. I'm sure the families will be super stoked!

  12. Pank says:

    Hi you are doing an awesome job! I hope my blocks made it to you. I agree with you as to why we have to hurt others. We all need to enjoy life, be happy and help others and not harm them! I wish I could hop in my Wonder Woman airplane and fly from ca to help you out! Cheers to you happy 2015. Sharon (SewPank)

  13. Leanne says:

    Awesome job !!!! Its great seeing all these happy little blocks all over social media xo

  14. kim says:

    Those quilts will be so appreciated, I know it!
    And I love your spreadsheet powered by a small army of helpers, so lovely.
    There's something special about showing others love and support through quilts ūüíú

  15. Carol Q says:

    You are amazing!

  16. Katy Cameron says:

    There's not enough bad words to say about people that can't tolerate other people's beliefs, the outcome in France was horrific, and today the Russians slipped in their own brand of crazy by banning transsexual and transgender people from driving because there are too many car accidents in Russia and apparently it's all caused by nutters, which is how transsexual and transgender people have now been categorised…

  17. Alison says:

    What a fantastic result From the quilting community Molli.

  18. kiwikid says:

    Great photo of you….telling people what you are doing might inspire them to do something too, even if it is smile at someone on the bus! The flimsy looks fantastic!! Well done!!

  19. Ang says:

    Amazing! So proud of you Molli & so incredibly blessed to be a part of this community!

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