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Thread: Amazing QB member

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    Super Member mimom's Avatar
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    Saturday I put up some of my stash for sale, included was a piece of Navy blue with white stars. It sold within seconds. This morning I received this message:

    Hi Mimom,
    I work a 14 hour day on Saturdays and did not get a chance until now to check out your sale. Would you please let the buyer of #1 - Navy blue with stars - know that I am desperate for 1/4 yd of this fabric? I make small flags for veterans and caskets of deceased soldiers. It looks like this fabric (thanks for the ruler on the side) is absolutely the right size for a field of 50 stars in them. I've been searching and I missed it. 1/4 yd would go a long way in making them and/or their families very happy.

    I passed the message on to the person who bought the fabric and she replied:

    Please cut the 1/4 yard and pass it on to her for me. I'll pay the full price but she is welcome to the 1/4 yard.
    Thanks,
    Joanne

    I offered Joanne any piece of fabric from my stash and she declined.

    If the whole world was like these people, we wouldn't have wounded soldiers.

    Kim
    mimom

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    Super Member ptquilts's Avatar
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    wow, what nice folks!!

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    Thanks for sharing this story. It certainly warmed my heart♥

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    Yep I seen it happen many times but it still amazes me as to how generous quilters really are.

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    If the whole world was like these people, we wouldn't have wounded soldiers.



    So true!!

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    :thumbup:

    Thank you for sharing this story.

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    that, indeed, was very generous. i had the same experience yesterday... i was selling a used refrigerator on CL. the sale was pending when i got an email from Jeff. i explained that the sale was pending and i'd notify him if it didn't go through. Jeff replied that he was desperate for the refrig. i emailed Susan explaining his desperation and she said to let Jeff buy it instead, as she was not desperate for it.

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    It seems that we forget the generosity of most people because of a few bad apples. I try to believe that the generous ones far outnumber the others. Thanks for the story.
    Sue

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    Such nice things to hear on a Sunday morning!!

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    helps a person feel there is hope.

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