Saturday, December 12, 2009

One of the Reasons I Quilt

I think sometimes, my hubby wonders why I quilt...why I spent so much time and energy and effort...OK...and money, lol.

Well, there's a couple of reasons.

First of all, God created man/woman to be creative. God is creative and He created man in His image. Men build things; women decorate them. OK. I hope no one takes offense to that. I KNOW it's a GROSS over-generalization, but there is some truth to it.

Be that as it may, there's another reason that I quilt...and it's a big one.

I quilt because of the way that people feel when they receive a quilt. I quilt because giving someone a quilt is a way to give away a piece of myself.

I have made several dozen charity quilts since I started quilting and most times, I never saw the recipient of that quilt. I'll never have the opportunity to meet that person...never see their face when they receive that quilt. And that's okay with me because I do get to see some faces.

This is a picture of Alyssa wrapped in the Purple 1930s quilt that I was able to send her. She has a little sister who is ill, and since Alyssa was feeling a little left out, I felt compelled to send her a quilt. I was SO glad that I had just finished one!

Enjoy your quilt, Alyssa! And let that face be an encouragement to those of us who make charity quilts. This is what those faces look like when they're wrapped in the quilts that you all toil to make!

Life is good! Have a quilty day!


marilyn said...

I agree with you. We are each given talents and when we face our maker, He will ask what we used those talents for. I hope He is pleased with the job I did with the many talents He gave me. I love seeing the pictures of the kids who get my quilts. It always gives me a boost to get back in the sewing room and work some more! thanks for sharing.

Grandma Shell said...

Wanting to help the less fortunate, or those in need, was what prompted me to want to learn quilting. Alyssa's beaming face says it all. What a privilege you've had!

Kathryn said...

We are both Bonnie fans, and I came to your blog via your note in the Quiltville Yahoo group. I've added you to my Google Reader to keep up with your progress during the year. Like you, charity quilting is high on my list. Best wishes for a happy and productive 2010. Kathie L from Allentown

Judy Laquidara said...

That was so sweet for yout o make Alyssa a quilt. It's beautiful and I can see that she loves it. I'm glad you quilt! :)

Tamera said...

Thanks everyone, for the kind comments. I'm REALLY looking forward to this coming year. I'm going to bust some MAJOR stash and I'll have LOTS of quilts to pass on to others at the end!


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