This quilt was designed and sewn by
the children, teachers and parents of
We began the quilt as part of a district wide project called PEACE WAVE, sponsored by the Ballou Channing Religious Education Committee. Just as peace begins within, and then spreads like a wave in the mighty ocean, it was our hope to send this quilt out into the world, bringing with it the messages of beauty, hope and peace.
We decided to raffle off the quilt to raise money for the Religious
Education program at
Thank you to everyone who bought raffle tickets and supported this very special project!!
WINNER OF THE PEACE QUILT RAFFLE!!!
This long awaited drawing took place at the close of the Holiday Fair in November. Sara was the lucky winner, thanks to the nimble choice fingers of her little sister Izzy! Sara was one of many children who worked on the quilt last year along with teachers and parent volunteers. We all waited, holding our breath, as Izzy slowly and carefully picked a ticket from the can. What a thrill it was to read Sara’s name! What luck for one of our very own Channing children to have the honor of taking home this labor of love!
But Sara had other plans for the quilt. The next day during Sunday services, she surprised this teacher by giving the quilt to me!! I was to say the least, overwhelmed with emotion.
Thank you Sara for your very sweet and generous gift! My heart swells with pride and joy!
What a beautiful act of thoughtfulness and loving kindness. Next month, the quilt will return to Channing Church and will become a permanent addition to our Children’s Chapel…
a lasting symbol of our Peace Project and our expression of hope for Peace in the world.
With love, Becky Paul