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Rainbow is a Color

When I was a little girl, somewhere around 5 years old, I was able to have some say in getting my room decorated. I was clear in my vision: blue walls with rainbows. I’m pretty sure a compromise had to be struck, as the walls were a pale blue and a wallpaper border was selected for the rainbows, but one thing is sure: my heart has always known that rainbow is a color.

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If you have not heard about the amazing effort that The Modern Quilt Guild and Orlando Modern Quilt Guild have put into creating a creative outlet for those interested in donating quilts, blocks, or quilting effort towards making quilts for the family and victims of the Orlando Pulse shooting, please take a moment to visit the links above. You don’t have to be a modern quilt guild member to participate, all that is required is your time and heart.

For my part, I will be sending off 2 rainbow quilts that were just waiting for the perfect forever home, and I am confident they are going to go right where they are needed.

If you are interested in details on each quilt, click on the image or image title.

I am so grateful to be able to do something to contribute, and I am very thankful to the MQG and Orlando MQG leadership for organizing this effort.

31 thoughts on “Rainbow is a Color

  1. Ruth says:

    They are beautiful and will be much appreciated I am sure!

  2. Abigail says:

    Oh Yvonne these quilts are lovely – and such a good use for them to be donated in this way. Hopefully they will bring some much needed comfort at this really difficult time.

  3. Sophie says:

    I’m usually not a fan of rainbow quilts but your Improv Rainbow Scrap quilt is absolutely gorgeous ! I love how the border showcases scraps blocks.

  4. Beautiful quilts for such a good cause! And I wholeheartedly agree: RAINBOW is a color!

  5. Jayne says:

    Coming together and facing the hatred with love. These quilts will be very well received and welcome. Someone will be forever wrapped in a hug!

  6. Barbara Hanaburgh says:

    Yvonne, both of those quilts are amazing; what a generous gift!! I’m making a heart quilt, around 60 square, but it pales next to yours.

  7. Trish S says:

    Love how colorful they both are. I’ll definitely check out the sites to donate. Thanks for linking it up.

  8. Lori Smanski says:

    wow your quilts are gorgeous. you did a fabulous job. two someones are going to feel so very special and happy.

  9. Rachel says:

    Very pretty! I especially like Prismatic Rainbow. Thank you for sharing! I just saw this starting to pop up yesterday, and I’m trying to figure out how I can contribute!

  10. What beautiful quilts and such a worthy cause. I am leading my local guild to make a group quilt to send down to Florida.

  11. Anne Beier says:

    What a wonderful gift, and full of love. I have blocks looking for home. Thanks for the update and information, Yvonne.

  12. Sue says:

    Love the top rainbow quilt!

  13. Tish says:

    I have no doubt those quilts will go right where they are needed. I have my blocks almost cut out and ready to sew. I’m hoping to send them as a quilt.

  14. Kat Scott says:

    Blessings to you for sharing such gifts of love… the improv rainbow quilt is stunning. And thanks for spreading the word.

  15. Beautiful quilts, but even more beautiful is the heart of the girl giving them. Thanks for sharing the info we need as quilters to make a meaningful difference here.

  16. Good Afternoon Yvonne! Oh your quilts are magnificent! Those lovely bright rainbow colors are sure going to help brighten someone’s day! I wish that I was not overwhelmed with other projects at this time. My brain can only handle so much, darn brain, but it things go as scheduled I will check back and see if they are still needing donations at that time. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, plus, thank you for donating the 2 beautiful quilts that you are! Have a fantastic creative day!

  17. They are beautiful quilts, Yvonne. I’m sure someone will be touched by your gifts. It’s just tragic that we have to keep going through this as human beings – hatred is so ugly. However, love is more powerful, and the love you are showing is what really matters.

  18. You have found the perfect use for these two beautiful quilts. You have a generous heart.

  19. These quilts are lovely and will certainly warm the hearts of those who receive them. It’s wonderful that you had these, waiting for the perfect home.

  20. DaveS says:

    I love bright colors and I am OCD uniform pattern type of person, but I absolutely love the 2nd quilt design

  21. Patti Lapinsky says:

    The quilts are beautiful! Thanks so much for helping our guild to bring a bit of love and caring to someone in pain. #loveisloveisloveislove

  22. twemyss says:

    Both gorgeous and uplifting, well done!! 🙂

  23. Cindy says:

    beautiful quilts showing love and they are going to be loved and appreciated by the recipient.

  24. janequiltsslowly says:

    The generosity of quilting peeps never ceases to amaze me. I am sure your gifts will be loved by those who are suffering so much right now.

  25. Thanks again, Yvonne, for your amazingly generous donation. You have a heart of gold– or most likely rainbow. 🙂

  26. Lara B. says:

    This is a truly beautiful thing you have done Yvonne. I think you have a rainbow heart! The quilts are gorgeous too and will be very appreciated!

  27. Two whole quilts to donate! Well done.
    I have made a mere four heart blocks, but instead of posting them directly to Orlando, I will give them to the local modern guild to incorporate into their quilts. This, I hope will mean more finished quilts and fewer blocks for the Orlando sewers to manage.

  28. Anne Beier says:

    Glad you posted this. Because I am sending my 46 blocks out today, and i knew the information would be on your blog. Thanks.

  29. totally agree, rainbow is a colour. probably 1/3 of my quilts end up on the rainbow theme.

  30. My niece would definitely agree. Rainbow is her favorite color too. So sweet to donate these.

  31. Perfect quilts for this cause. There is too much hatred in the world right now, it can be quite depressing to see and hear around us, and yet there is also so much love and the quilting world is a wonderful place to dip into as an antidote to that hatred.

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)