Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Good Things Are Happening

Great things are happening around here.  I saw a robin and several cardinals in my yard.  They know spring is close so that gives me hope!  I also received a beautiful email today.


I just wanted to write a note and let you know how very appreciative my son and our whole family is for the quilt you donated to LMH! When our nurse delivered it I got all teary. We could feel the love you quilted into it.

My son is 12 years old and was in the hospital for 5 days while being treated for a bad asthma episode. He used your quilt every one of those days and continues to sleep & watch tv with it while he recovers at home.

Thank you so much for such a generous donation. Everyone that I show it to gushes about how beautiful it is and how kind you and your group are. (We received a red-white-and-blue starry quilt!)


I checked with Lindsay and she was very willing to let me share her sweet email with all of you.  If you are a regular follower of this blog, you know we don't do this for the thanks we get.  We do it because we get far more than we give.  For anyone that is new to the blog, you may not know how this group and its mission started.  I have a chronic disease called Multiple Sclerosis.  I had to stop working several years ago and I needed a purpose.  I was trying to figure out what that was going to be when my husband suggested I take my love of quilting and make it my purpose.  I decided to do exactly that.  A couple of friends said they would like to help.  I called my sister and told her she was going to help and the rest is history.  My sister thought I had lost my mind but she was a trooper and jumped right in head first.  We had no fabric and no funding but we pooled what few resources we could come up with.  Over time we started getting donations of fabric scraps from people that didn't want them.  We still have no funding but we do have generous people who will give us their leftover fabric.  We are rich indeed, life is good, and I have a purpose--a larger one than I had ever imagined.  I thought originally I would make five or six quilts and be done.  With all the wonderful people who help we are very close to donating our seven hundredth quilt.  Yes that is 700 quilts.  Isn't that amazing?  As I said, life is good.

Now, for some awesome quilts!

Notice the baby rickrack on this one.  How cute is that!

I think that was a nice group of quilts.  It is hard to pick a favorite but as my husband always reminds me there is a child out there that will love the quilt he or she receives.  Seven hundred quilts are a lot of quilts.  I still wake up every morning and I can't wait to get to the quilt room to get started.  Thanks for checking out our quilts and sharing this remarkable journey with us.  See you soon!