On February 8, 2020, Paula Budinger passed away at the age of 79.
Her passing was quick and unexpected.
I didn't know Paula, I didn't follow her blog.
She is still impacting my life.
I learned of Paula through her passing in March. I read about her on a few other blogs, you know how we all like to link things up :)
One blog led me to another and that one led me to another until I found myself touched and signing up for this hop.
How exactly does Paula impact my life?
She was a quilter.
She was a quilter with a generous heart.
She was a quilter with a very generous heart.
I want to be like Paula.
The purpose of this hop was to make a quilt and donate it in her honor.
That is quite a legacy.
That's very impactful.
In her passing, Paula is not only touching and impacting the lives of those of us who signed up for the hop, but the recipients of all the quilts that have been made and donated in her honor. Not to mention her generosity prior to her passing.
It has been my honor and privilege to participate.
Thank you Lorna @Sew Fresh Quilts and Janice @Color Creating and Quilting for hosting this very special event.
Please following the links to see who else was honoring Paula's legacy and participated in this hop over the past several days.
I humbly sent the following quilts in honor of Paula. Thank you for being such a humble servant and encouraging all of us to be the same.
Two baby quilts
A lap quilt
Both of these are donation quilts in association with Hands2Help.
And my chosen recipient. This organization helps kids in foster care, something near and dear to my heart.
I'm excited to have these done and hope to have a few more done before the end of the drive.
Once the initiative is complete, I will check into providing these quilts to a local agency who will do the same in my area. I know there is a need. I'm looking to do more for my local community.
I also make doll quilts and doll gowns that are donated to A Doll Like Me.
Last year I made a dozen, this year I hope to at least double that number.
So the hop started on Wednesday, May 6 and goes through today, Friday, May 8.
Below are the links to other participants. I plan to visit them to be uplifted and inspired by Paula's legacy and read about all the organization that touch our hearts and inspire us to do what we do.
And, as if that isn't enough, there are prizes !! Each time you visit a blog, make sure to leave a comment. Each comment left will be an entry into the prize drawing. The giveaway is open until May 15th. Prizes will be awarded after that date.
Enjoy and good luck !!
A list of the prizes is at the bottom of this post.
I can only hope that Paula would be thrilled to know all these quilts being made and donated are in her honor.
Wednesday, May 6
Thursday, May 7
Friday, May 8
Edi @ Edi’s Crafting Life - We are here ;)
Sew Fresh Quilts, $50 gift certificate for her pattern shop.
Quilting Jetgirl, 2 PDF patterns of choice.
Needle and Foot, $25 certificate for her shop.
Figo Fabrics, A fat quarter bundle
Sugar Free Quilts, A pattern of choice
A $30 gift certificate for Doris, Cactus Queen Quilt Co
Canuck Quilter Designs - A PDF pattern of choice
$25 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop, donated by Janice Holton
Thanks for stopping by.
Don't worry about anything;
instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need, thank him for all he has done.
Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. He will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
Phillipians 4: 6-7