Monday, June 15, 2015

Where are quilts go....

This is from one of our members who brought some of our quilts to a local cancer center....  

Hi Nancy,
         hope the trip to Marden's went well.
I want to share where 3 of our quilts are.  I took 7 quilts to ST Fran Cancer center last Thursday. It was a treatment day for me. Things are going very well for me.
My nurse took each quilt out of the bag and exclaimed how WONDERFUL each one was.
     A while later she came back and said 'I have the perfect person for this quilt'. It was the quilt I made with Marilyn's Thimble Berry jelly roll. I had just put the label on it on the day before.
A 2nd nurse came in and asked me about that quilt and our group  Her patient was elderly and was going to the Oncology/hospice floor. The nurse and the patient were just thrilled that she was given the quilt. She told her nurse that the colors match her house exactly !
    Little later a 3rd nurse came in. She asked about the quilts and hugged me ( i was attached to my chemo IV). She had a patient who just found out she relapsed for the 3rd time with Ovarian Cancer. She was coming in on Friday to start treatment again. The nurse said the teal and brown quilt was just PERFECT for this young woman ! God works in odd ways, as I had asked my nurse if possible, I would like the teal quilt to go to an Ovarian patient. Teal is my favorite color and also the color for Ovarian cancer. What are the chances that on that very day, the perfect recipient would be found ?
    After my first IV was done, my nurse said come with me. She took me to meet another patient who was given the Bubbles in the Grass quilt. Very Bright and Cheerful. The patient was staying in a rehab center (she also was elderly). She loved the bright colors and was so grateful for the quilt ! She told me that when she went back to the rehab, the other residents would be jealous. I explained about our group and how the quilts are a double blessing.  We were blessed to make and enjoy the process of the quilt and again blessed that the recipient enjoyed the quilt.
   The staff is just so happy and excited about our quilts. None of the quilts were large, they were the perfect size. The quilts seemed to find the person who needed them most.
I have several more tops in progress. So rewarding for me to know the enjoyment I get from making a quilt brings comfort and happiness to some one when they need it.
      We need to keep on sewing. So many hearts are touched by our quilts.,

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