Dear Fellow Quilters
who have helped me this far,
to bring quilts to homeless families being set up in transitional housing
so that their lives can start fresh, over, and new.
I cried while I was getting ready for this event,
I cried when I picked up ANDREA,
who came along to share the joy.
I cried when I had to speak to the group,
about how hard it is to ASK FOR HELP,
how humbling it is to do so, and how, when you did,
you found there were people there to LISTEN and to HELP.
I thought about the fact, that I had to ask you all for help,
And with the small amount of info you had, you trusted me, that
these quilts would go to good homes.
I had no idea anyone would send, or continue to send...
(this is only the beginning, keep the quilts coming)
But you did, and you still are!
More and more quilts are going to find homes,
to people who have hit hard times,
and they will know that,
You reached out,
and by making,
and caring enough
to send BEAUTIFUL quilts, that say,
You are Valuable,
You are not alone,
and you are heard and acknowledged.
When I went to visit BASICS in the spring, I said to them,
"What Can I do to help? It's just me, and I make quilts...."
This was pointed out to me today.
This is what I can do,
what you can do,
and we did.
The hugs were grand, the thank you's profuse, humble and grateful.
Afterward, This gal was upset, as she had lost the note card
attached to her quilt saying who made it,
because she wanted to facebook her to thank her for making the quilt...
I asked her which quilt was it (she rcvd two quilts),
as I may recognize it... Jacquie, you may get a thank you note. ;-)
You all made this,
Look a whole lot better.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Please consider contributing Quilts, and spreading the word.
P.S. More photos of quilts to come.
The photographer was juggling his camera and
mine so I would have some today to share with you.