A Quilt for Kilah

Some stories are so sad. And Kilah’s story is the saddest kind – a beautiful three year old child beaten near death by someone who was tasked with caring for her. Kilah’s stepfather has been arrested in the attack and Kilah is fighting back from a coma. She has a long recovery ahead of her. But thanks to Karen, a quilter with a huge heart, Kilah will not only have the prayers of the quilting community behind her, but a beautiful and cheerful quilt to help her heal.

Before I became a physical therapist, I worked for several years with abused and neglected children…so, stories like Kilah’s always call out to me. I was honored to be able to make a quilt block to contribute to Kilah’s quilt:

I don’t know if Karen will be posting a photo of the completed quilt on her blog, but if she does, I will be sure to share it with you. In the meantime, check out  these wonderful blocks made by Rebecca over at Threadbias. This is going to be the most beautiful quilt for a very special and brave little girl.

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    • trish on June 20, 2012 at 12:36

    That is a gorgeous quilt block!

  1. What a heartbreaking story. I hope all the love in the quilt wraps around that precious young girl.

  2. This is heartbreaking, as Kathy has said. Your quilt block tells such a story. Wendy, you are doing important things with your life.

  3. Oh that’s beautiful and adorable! Wow, this is such a heartbreaking (but unfortunately not unusual) story. The quilt is beautiful.I hope it helps her. Sending love her way from Atlanta…

    • Ryan on June 21, 2012 at 17:24

    What a wonderful thing that you are doing for that young girl.

    • pburt on June 21, 2012 at 20:45

    Beautiful quilt block and beautiful story – thanks for sharing

    • Renate on June 21, 2012 at 22:52

    Such a sad story… I really feel sorry about that little girl and I hope she will get better soon…

  4. My heart breaks for this little girl… But what a wonderful gift of love from the quilting community, Wendy. I love your block, with its cheerful colors and images. Kilah will feel the love, I’m sure of it. Please keep us posted on the progress of the quilt…and Kilah.

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