Friday, June 09, 2006

Charity Quilts


These are my last 5 quilts for Rosie's Calico Cupboard this year. I make a commitment each year to quilt 12 quilts for Camp Reach for the Sky, an American Cancer Society camp for children with cancer. I'm so happy to be able to be a part of this!

Last night my 16 year old daughter and I spent an interesting evening. After our chiropractor appointment, we headed to Applebees for a quick dinner. Then we went to the movies to see "An Inconvenient Truth". All I knew about the movie was that it was about global warming and that Al Gore had something to do with it. I didn't realize that it was his entire PowerPoint presentation on the subject, interspersed with how he became involved with global warming and how it has affected his life. I found the movie to be quite fascinating, once I got past Al Gore's voice narrating it...he is rather monotone! The pictures he showed of the glaciers and how they've melted over the years, the increase in CO2 emissions and the increase in the earth's temperature are quite remarkable and the picture of our planet's future that he paints is not a pretty one. I'm sure there are many things in the film that could be debated, but the photos from now compared to those from even 20 or 30 years ago can not be denied. There are some absolutely gorgeous pictures of the glaciers, storms and icebergs that are worth the price of admission. I'd highly recommend it if you were thinking about going to see it. It is quite an eye-opener.

11 comments:

Judy said...

Carolyn, I saw something on tv the other weekend that I don't think was Al Gore, but was talking about just this subject. It showed the pictures from then and now. I don't remember the time difference, but they were shocking to see. These great ice covered glaciers that now were meadows and all water, all gone over a short span of time.

The quilts are great, and to such a good cause. I am going to email you shortly to ask about your quilting services, okay?

Laura said...

Wow, I can't get 12 quilts a year done let alone 12 for charity. Good for you!!!

Laurie Ann said...

Good job on the quilting finishes. Are they tops that you did or are they given to you for the quilting part? Sounds like a great cause!

Dawn said...

What a wonderful thing you do quilting those for Rosie's!

Hanne said...

Lovely charity quilts. May they warm and comfort their new owners !

ForestJane said...

Five charity quilts - very nice! I think I like the blue and white one the best, with the flags in the border. :)

Laurie said...

Love the charity quilts! Cancer is near and dear to my heart!
Hugs
Laurie

Lois R. said...

The red, white, and blue logs are so pretty!

Sharon said...

Wow! What a great commitment you've made. Love the little flag border around the Minnesota Hot Dish patriotic quilt - and is that a Tile Tango I see over on the left side? Pretties, all of them!

Mary said...

Good job on the donation quilts. I finished the binding on one this evening myself - such a good feeling to see the stack of quilts waiting to be donated!

Finn said...

Hi Carolyn, the last 5 quilted tops look wonderful, and how great that you are able to do that for such a good cause.
Yes, the whole global warming thing is pretty intense and definitely scary. We probably won't see the outcome in our lifetime, but consequences are in motion. Thanks for the review of Gore's movie.