Thursday, December 29, 2016

2016 in Review

I started this post by looking back at last year's. Can you believe that this was only the first full year for Covered in Love??? Yeah, me either!  Hard to believe we're only about a year and a half old; this little charity endeavor has grown and grown thanks to all of you.

Gorgeous star quilt, pieced by Teri and quilted by Judy

This year we gave out 90 quilts bringing out grand total to 135!!  Ninety families who lost their loved one carried one of our quilts home with them.

Recently received quilts from Suzanne and Meredith
I hosted nine block drives and by the time I finish sewing everything up we'll have made a total of 32 quilts together.  You can click here to see finished block drive quilts.

A stack-and-whack top by Teri, quilted by Judy

Covered in Love was honored to be chosen as a featured charity by the Hands2Help quilt drive in the Spring and received nearly 50 quilts!  As the year ends we are in the incredibly blessed position of not only having quilts at the hospital ready to be handed out, but also a nice stash at home waiting in to replenish those.

Teri's piecing and Judy's quilting make this one a real showpiece for someone

As the charity has matured our mission has come into better focus. I posted a long update here in September about how things are evolving.

2016 has been a rough year for a lot of people, not least of all the recipients of our quilts.  Going into 2017 remember that every act of kindness is its own reward, that it lifts the giver and recipient; that darkness is not driven away by more darkness but only by light.  You all have shown me that kindness this year through your donations and I hope it is repaid to you in the coming year.

Wishing you all the best, Kat.

Linking to Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it Friday.


  1. Kat, thanks for all you do. I about a year into quilting and found you earlier this year. Love what you do and try to do blocks for you. I can't believe you have only been doing this 1.5 years. You seem to have it so together. Here is to a great 2017 and many more years of doing what you do.

  2. Aaaah! These beautiful quilts! I love it when you share some of the completed ones that are donated.

    The Ingersoll quote brought tears to my eyes. Let's continue together the good work, the BEST work, of lifting up others.

  3. I find it satisfying to be able to be a small part of what you are doing for your community. Thank you for offering this opportunity to serve others... one quilt block at a time!!

  4. it is amazing what can happen when you see a need and work to fill it. 135 quilts given as comfort is wonderful!