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    I think most guys love having a quilt made for them. My brothers just love the quilts i have given to them. Even the one who doesn't take care of anything still has his. They seem to appreciate the work that went into it and the loving thoughts that went into making it.

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    I am so glad to "hear" someone express this sentiment like you did Lisalissa. It really did my heart good. Thanks for your story and for saying it so well.

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    Spoken from the heart, and you shall have your reward.

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    I so agree with you. I make a lot of Quilts for Kids, and also for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. I know they are cherished and that is enough for me. I have a good feeling while I am making them and that I know some little kid will know a "stranger" cared enough to make something just for him or her.

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    Beautiful story. Beautiful gesture.

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    That was very kind of you to make him a quilt. I wish him all the best in his treatment and recovery.

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    How nice. Hope all goes well for your friend. What a nice story, thanks for sharing.

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    AMEN!

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    I am so glad you shared this. I agree with you. You put it so beautifully.

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    Very well said. If you do something and expect something back it is no longer a gift.

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    A Man, It takes all kinds of people to make this world some Great people and some NOT so gratefull.I am sure they will treasure this quilt for ever.

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    I've always received thanks for any charitable work I do. It just makes me want to do more. For situations like the above, just the fact that they were touched and appreciative of the gift is enough. When you spend time making something to help an organization or event, I think a thank you is in order, but I guess I'm old-fashioned.

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    Thank you for your kindness, touches the heart.A gift is just that a gift. Giving makes us feel good the thank you is an extra.
    Shame on those that receive and give back nothing but this is something we don't know did they really give back nothing?

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    Sounds to me like you got the best "Thank You" anyone could hope for.

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    If the only reason someone makes and give quilts is to get showered with praise and "thank you's", then they would be better not made. I have never heard "thanks" or seen the faces of the children in hospitals who received quilts I made, or the seniors who got lap throws or the people burying babies who got the "silent layettes". I won't get to see the children who will get the "abused quilts", but somebody is gonna smile and feel loved, and it's enough for me just knowing I did something that , for a moment, made someone else feel good and forget about their ordeal. That's enough for me. You're two cents sounds more like a million to me. Keep up the good work and ALWAYS listen to the "quilt Gods". Blessings!! :lol:

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    Always give......asking for nothing in return.

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    Well said lisalisa. A very touching story.

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    Thanks for sharing!

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    Loved your story. I know from family experience that not only the thought but also the physical warmth matters. The time spent in treatment can be chilly or downright cold. Of course, the medical caregivers provide blankets but a quilt the patient can carry to treatment comforts on many levels.

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    Amen. Well said!!

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    EXTREMELY well said...thank you...you read my mind!

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    Thank you for sharing your story. The only reason I would want a note or a call is to know if I mailed something to someone, that they did rec it.
    Will be saying our prayers for your friend.

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    Well said for sure. I don't even consider it paying it forward

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    Loved the way you put it. I learned a long time ago that if you give a gift of any type with a string attached to it - what kind of a gift is it? I don't expect anything, but like grannie cheechee said - if I have UPS'd it (I NEVER mail a quilt) I like to know that got to it's destination. As a side note and warning....A friend mailed a quilt - was delivered to a warehouse and the post office knew they delivered it wrong and she fought for over 6 months to get an amount much less than the fabric, batting and thread cost. So please - if you treasure your quilts - don't mail them!

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    I must agree with scrapykate
    Quote Originally Posted by scrapykate
    I agree, giving to those in need, makes me feel good. If give you feedback, that's icing on cake.
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