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Thread: Quilting blessings

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    I belong to a small group called Westminster Comforters. 8 of us meet at the church once a month and learn new techniques to make quilts for needy children and adults. We learned that a local hospital had a wing designated for children who had been abused and were in situations where they were not safe at home. We decided to bring 20 quilts and thought we were just dropping them off. To our surprise, we were introduced to the 15 teenagers (!) who were temporarily residing there. Our quilts had been made with babies in mind. We were so upset until we placed all the quilts on a table and the young adults came in. They oohed and they aahed at all the quilts and took the one that was their favorite. One young girl loved the quilt with the little yellow rubber duckies on it. All these polite (and smiling) youngsters then cuddled into their quilts or wrapped themselves up in them. We explained that not one of the quilts was like any other in the world, unique just as they were and that the quilts were made with love for them. We've received so many thank yous from the hospital, the foundation sponsoring this endeavor and from the happy recipients. We were truly blessed. Don't know what to do with all the quilts you make? Start making MORE and start giving them away--there is someone out there who will cherish your talent.

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    your story brings tears of happiness to my eyes. . . . ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grama Lehr
    your story brings tears of happiness to my eyes. . . . ;-)
    Oh my gosh, this story brings tears to my eyes as well! :thumbup:

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    Nice to hear of such a positive experience. Sometimes teenagers are left out because they are expected to understand situations, but they need to know that they are loved and that life will get better.

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    Thank you for sharing. I have not had the opportunity to give like this. I will seek it out.

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    Amen, amen, amen!!!
    You know the Word that you can't outgive a giver; but less is emphasized that the giver usually gets the greater blessing. I've aways said, when you're down the most: when you are sad, lonely, depressed, or even worn out......do something really nice for someone else.

    I can't even express how coordinating this Military Barracks Quilt Project, for instance, has blessed me beyond imagining! And every time I receive a top or ship a box of quilts (one going today to Afghanistan) I pray that the makers of these quilts -- members of this board -- will be wonderfully blessed as well.

    Your project sounds so nice and has inspired me to look into the same thing here in my area. Happy dance for you all!
    Jan in VA

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    Thank you for sharing this with us! You really made a difference in these teens lives (((HUGS)))

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    Thank you for sharing!

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    That is awesome! Thanks.

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    It warms my heart to hear stories like this. Thank you for sharing.

    God bless you abundantly!
    Kim

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