Thursday, November 4, 2010

Generosity


"Have no truck with first impulses 
as they are always generous ones."

Hi, all!

I am so grateful every day for my fellow quilt bloggers, who are the embodiment of generosity - they act on their first impulse without a moment's hesitation!  This has been an amazing week - yesterday I received a package which contained.....

Megan's UFO's!!
My friend Megan, who blogs at Crooked Seams, sent me five of the UFO's she's trying to get a handle on for our quilt ministry to use!!  I can't believe how many of each of these blocks there are - this represents at least five quilts, but probably more like eight finished quilts for our quilt ministry!  Woohooo!!!

And then today FedEx showed up at my door with with a great big box containing....

Quilts from Ann!!

....four beautiful quilts made by Ann Skelton, who blogs over at Renegade Quilter!!  Ann recently posted that her closets were overrun with quilts - what a terrible problem to have!  She generously offered to send me some for the quilt ministry and these four lovelies are now available to distribute to new homes.   

Also this week, out of the blue, I've had two people volunteer to send us fabric to use in the quilt ministry!   Cathy, who blogs at Wondrous Woven Magic, is sending Dr. Seuss fabric to use in a quilt for a 2-year old little girl who has just been diagnosed with leukemia.  How special is that!!  And Deb from New Zealand, who blogs over at Deb's Doodlings, has volunteered to send us some New Zealand themed fabric!

And that's just this week!  Already so many of you have generously given out of your stash and allowed us to continue to grow our fledgling quilt ministry.  As of this morning, we have distributed 49 quilts to people in crisis in our little corner of the world since last November (48 of them since January!)  And we could not have done it without the generosity of people whom we may never meet, but who reached out from the goodness of their hearts and gave to help others.

You are the best, and I am grateful to know you, and to count myself as one of your fellow quilt bloggers.  Words cannot express the gratitude in my heart, but I will say what I can - thank you!


Sarah

6 comments:

KarrieLyne said...

It's quite amazing the people you can meet on line and how they can touch our lives, hm?

I'm so happy that people are reaching out to donate to those in need!

beth said...

wow!!! We are part of a GREAT community! I hope and pray the quilts bring comfort and joy to those that receive them!

Hillbilly Handiworks said...

That is wonderful!!

Sharia said...

As someone who has been on the receiving end of the quilt ministry I must chime in and say that this ministry is indeed wonderful and has touched my family deeply. A quilt is so much more than something to keep us warm!

Aunti Nicole's Corner said...

Wow that is just amazing! Ann is a blessing. Thank you for all the work you and your ministry does for people. It really is amazing and touches so many lives.

P. said...

That is so awesome! We sure have some generous quilt sisters, don't we? Can't wait to see what you make from the orphan blocks.