Friday, February 8, 2013

Hope Takes Flight 2.0

Yay! It's completely finished! I'll be taking this quilt to FedEx to send it to QuiltCon today. Whew!

Bound, labeled, sleeved, pressed, de-linted (eww!).

It's (mostly) identical to the first, but here's a picture of this one anyway.

Hope Takes Flight 2.0 ~ Ready for Austin

The butterflies were made with Mrs Schmenkman's tutorial by the {Faith} Circle of the do.Good Stitches bee. We are giving our quilts to Restore Innocence, an organization that rescues girls from human trafficking (= sex slavery).

Hope Takes Flight 2.0 ~ the quilting

The rainbow represents God's mercy, and His covenant with His people that He will never leave us. The butterflies represent being given a second chance. These girls need to know that God will not leave them, and that they have a second chance. (We all need to know that!) The black satin ribbon binding is Restore Innocence's "brand" or logo. The ribbon is for innocence (little girls love to wear ribbons), but the black is for how dark and disgusting and evil this HIDDEN crime is.

Hope Takes Flight 2.0 ~ Black Satin Binding

It's going on right under your nose. That van in front of you on the highway? Maybe he's driving a few girls to a "date"... The girl in line behind you at the grocery store that won't make eye contact? Maybe she's buying diapers for her baby that was born into this slavery. The billboard advertising a "massage and spa" at the truck stop???


I'll repost this from last year, but the facts remain the same.

(Provided by the National Human Trafficking Resource Center 2011)

Click HERE for Restore Innocence's Facebook page.

I'm linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts and her Finish It Up Friday linky party. I'm glad to be finished so I can make my January bee blocks! :)


  1. Phew, I knew the hairy bit would be the tastiest ;o) Glad you got it done in time!


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