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For Orlando Modern Quilt Guild

Yesterday was my birthday, and I got a tonne of birthday wishes via the internet.  These messages came at the most perfect time! 

For days, I have been trying to respond to the act of hate that killed so many of my ‘tribe’ in Orlando.  

I don’t understand hate.  I don’t know how to respond to hate. But I knew that I had to do something or that hate would suck me in and I would hate back. 

So I decided to make a quilt for the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild.  They are coordinating the collection of quilts for the survivors, the families of the victims, and the first responders.

All day, while I sewed, my computer ‘dinged’ with birthday wishes.  All day, I read them and poured their love into my quilt.   There is so much love in this quilt, thanks to all of those loving birthday messages!  

And during the process, I started to see that love is so much stronger than hate.

Love over hate.  Always.