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Thread: givng quilts

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    For the past 5 yrs. I have asked people to refer a family with kids that might not get a present or maybe just one gift, I then make lap quilts for each child in the family, I find out there ages and what they might like interest wise, the person who has nonminated them cannot tell them anything, because on Christmas Eve I deliver the quilts wrapped, and signed by Santa, I ring the bell an leave them on the porch an leave before they open the door, sometimes the person that nonminated them will send me a note saying how much the kids loved there very own quilt, I can only imagine, what they are feeling! (My kids are all grown, I still try to make them each something for Christmas, but have enjoyed doing this for other kids too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Fabric
    For the past 5 yrs. I have asked people to refer a family with kids that might not get a present or maybe just one gift, I then make lap quilts for each child in the family, I find out there ages and what they might like interest wise, the person who has nonminated them cannot tell them anything, because on Christmas Eve I deliver the quilts wrapped, and signed by Santa, I ring the bell an leave them on the porch an leave before they open the door, sometimes the person that nonminated them will send me a note saying how much the kids loved there very own quilt, I can only imagine, what they are feeling! (My kids are all grown, I still try to make them each something for Christmas, but have enjoyed doing this for other kids too!
    What an AWESOME thing to do!!! Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patchwork Pam
    Not weird at all.At Christmas I am always the last to open my gifts. I love to watch everyone else open theirs. It doesn't matter who gave the gift, I just love to see the smiles and surprise all around. My family thinks I am weird.
    Ditto!

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    Not weird at all!!! Or if you are, I am too. I don't want a pat on the back, just to be able to see the surprise on the face of someone who appreciates a handmade gift is worth all the effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    The pleasure is in the giving.....I love to see the response a gift from me brings:)
    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I feel the same way. Also on the subject of gift receivers. Do others like giving to ones that really are excited to receive a gift. My sister just is the best gift receiver, she gets so excited sometimes even crys when it is a quilted object. It makes you feel that you have done something to really make someone joyful.
    Others I have heard from that gave baby quilts at a shower just open and say oh thats nice and pass along to others to look at. My friend had her feelings hurt when this happened to her with a very lovely hand made quilt.

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    I always enjoy watching the recipient of one of my quilts open the gift too. Like you say, it is not the thanks so much as the look on their face(s).

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    No you are not. My family know that when I give them something I want to see them open it

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