It’s a happy coincidence that “love” is the subject of this week’s challenge as in my last post i highlighted a project which lifts the heart and bridges a divide by universal love. I wrote about the St Peter’s Love Quilt project initiated by members of the St Peter’s Episcopal Church in Arlington Virginia. The quilt designs include messages of love from American children to children here in the Western Cape who have been orphaned through the Aids pandemic. The handing over and the receiving of the quilts made for a moving ceremony. As the children’s identities are protected, we mainly photographed them wrapped up in their gift from behind. The task of photographing the event was challenging, the background was cluttered, and there were unwanted objects intruding into the frames, so i resorted to post editing in Photoshop to declutter the background:- here are some of the 36 quilts which were given to disadvantaged children in foster homes.
19 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Love”
I bet it was wonderful to actually see them wrapped up in love.
Quite a few tears were shed! And children pick up on small detail, and i guess relate to the language of the drawings. 🙂
Wonderful story. May the children get a great future.
Thanks for wishes Bente, already we see positive changes 🙂
Beautiful quilts made with love.
Yes, full of a wonderful spirit of giving 🙂
I do think the layering enhances–wonderful project and wonderful way of showing it!
Thanks for the feedback Stephanie, it’s appreciated.
How wonderful. The quilts are beautiful. Bless those children and also the quilters. 🙂
Fantastic idea and lovely post. Good for you!
Thanks Tina, it’s one of those uplifting projects to be involved with 🙂
What a wonderful gift of love. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for the comment 🙂
You did a nice job of recording this inspiring story.
Thanks for the comment Tsarina!
Thanks for your comment Anne, much appreciated.