Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 5 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 111

Thread: Amazing QB member

  1. #1
    Super Member mimom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    chesterfield, mi
    Posts
    1,620
    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

  2. #2
    Super Member ptquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    5,890
    wow, what nice folks!!

  3. #3
    Power Poster erstan947's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    12,168
    Blog Entries
    47
    Thanks for sharing this story. It certainly warmed my heart♥

  4. #4
    Power Poster cjomomma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Murray, Ky. Looking for a nice cushy pillow to rest my head on!
    Posts
    15,938
    Blog Entries
    2
    Yep I seen it happen many times but it still amazes me as to how generous quilters really are.

  5. #5
    Super Member frauhahn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Chelsea, MI
    Posts
    2,249
    If the whole world was like these people, we wouldn't have wounded soldiers.



    So true!!

  6. #6
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    MN
    Posts
    19,350
    :thumbup:

    Thank you for sharing this story.

  7. #7
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    42,477
    Blog Entries
    43
    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.

  8. #8
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    howell, Mi
    Posts
    2,320
    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

  9. #9
    Super Member Stitchnripper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Mableton, GA
    Posts
    8,409
    Such nice things to hear on a Sunday morning!!

  10. #10
    Senior Member flowerjoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Rural Kansas
    Posts
    640
    helps a person feel there is hope.

  11. #11
    Senior Member Just-Lee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Middle of nowhere on a hilltop :)
    Posts
    508
    Blog Entries
    3
    That's is very thoughtful and her way of donating to a good cause! I personally don't understand the selling on here...I almost think things are gone before they are posted! lol I can't seem to find how to only see "new" item on the classifieds, but instead I see things posted from a year ago...I guess because people still comment on them?? Is there a better way for me to go about finding the deals on time??

  12. #12
    Super Member featherweight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Westminster, Co
    Posts
    2,701
    Oh wow! That was very sweet and made my day!!! What a very nice QB member...

  13. #13
    Senior Member SharBear's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Rhode Island
    Posts
    472
    Amazing - Locke and Hobbes were both great thinkers - studied them in a college class; to this day I remember that the biggest difference between them is that Locke believed that mankind was basically good and Hobbes believed mankind was basically evil.

    I think this person, and many more like her, are great support for Locke's theory!

  14. #14
    charlotte625's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    377
    I love to see there are still good people in this old world.

  15. #15
    Member Mamawcj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    SE Oklahoma
    Posts
    75
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchnripper
    Such nice things to hear on a Sunday morning!!
    Amen!!

  16. #16
    Senior Member LisaGibbs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Western Kentucky
    Posts
    792
    I could not have started off my Sunday Morning any better than that!!

  17. #17
    crafty gal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    224
    I do believe the good in people outweigh the bad in others.

    Smile, it's contagious :)

  18. #18
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    13,232
    We have such great people here!

  19. #19
    Super Member abdconsultant's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Western North Carolina
    Posts
    3,054
    Blog Entries
    46
    I always love to hear the Good works of humanity!

  20. #20
    Power Poster Sadiemae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    11,454
    Blog Entries
    20
    Awesome!

  21. #21
    Power Poster alikat110's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Waco, Texas
    Posts
    15,217
    Blog Entries
    9
    Soooooo nice.

  22. #22
    Senior Member Gatormom3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    FL and NC
    Posts
    719
    The world is filled with wonderful people we so rarely hear about! Thanks for sharing this about a fellow member of the board :-)

  23. #23
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    upstate New York
    Posts
    1,191
    Thanks for sharing that wonderful story of the generosity of others !

  24. #24
    Super Member Doreen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    El Paso Tx
    Posts
    1,431
    People never cease to amaze me. It was good feeling post!

  25. #25
    Super Member jmabby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Minnesota, Land of 10,000 Lakes
    Posts
    1,523
    Blog Entries
    1
    Shows how fortunate we are on the QB, great friends and members. God Bless All!!

Page 1 of 5 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.