I found another post in the spirit of giving. Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, posted some wonderful charity (or what I prefer to call “community”) quilts (here).
Here a two more of my little “sofa” quilts that will be going out soon. These two are quilted by my friend Ann Hussey. She never ceases to amaze me with her wonderful quilting. She quilted the 4-patch on my last post as well. We have teamed up on quite a few “community” quilts. It is always easier and way more fun to have a partner!
And a quick note about how far reaching and wonderous quilt “giving” can be: We rent the local Fire House for our evening quilt meetings and our all day Quilt-a-thons. We pay for the evening meetings once a month, and have been limited to 4 Quilt-a-thons a year because the expense of renting the hall for the entire day really adds up.
At our Quilt-a-thon in January, the Fire Chief came in to speak with us. He said that one of the firemen’s children had been in the Barbara Bush hospital recently and had received a quilt. When they looked at the label, they realized it came from quilters who meet in their own firehouse! He said he was so overwhelmed at our generosity. He told us that we would no longer pay for any meetings at his Firehouse (including our all day Quilt-a-thons) as long as he was the Fire Chief. This is not “why” we give, but it does make us feel proud when people appreciate what we do and the spirit in which it is given.