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    I agree with you. A couple of weeks ago I made a fleece blanket for a lady at churches dil. I took it to our weekly ladies meeting and had the girls there lay their hands on it & we prayed over it. Her mother in law cried when I gave it to her & her husband cried when she took it home When she went to visit the kids both of them cried also. Then next week there was a thank you note at the meeting that said thank you to all of the ladies. I was so glad that it didn't mention me only because I made it but they prayed together for it. I think it made a lot of people happy. & the breast cancer quilt God told me to do it. Thanks CAthy A(tumrub)

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    You are so right.

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    Well said.

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    Amen to that...Bless your heart and I hope your friend does well...

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    The first response to this posting says what I think. I've seen many quilters take a quilt to a baby shower and come home disappointed because the to-be-mom didn't rave enough about it. How could she and how selfish to think she would. To rave about one gift among many at a shower would make others feel their gifts weren't enough. If you want or need that kind of validation, give your baby quilt when no one else is around. My DIL has a grandmother who expects that kind of validation. She actually told me after a baby shower for my DIL that she was disappointed that my DIL didn't make over the quilt much. I don't back up from stuff like this--tell it like it is. I told her my DIL didn't because it would have been improper to do at the time. I also told her to wait until she gets the thank you note and I was sure then she would realize how important the quilt was to my DIL (her granddaughter).

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    Bless your heart and the gentlmens ,,,,,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric whisperer
    :thumbup: WELL SAID! A gift from the heart is just that, a gift from the heart. That's what a quilt is 8-)
    Amen!!!

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    I reallly like that outlook and will remember it!!!!

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    This has been MY blessing for the day....

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisalisa
    I made a quilt for my bff's BIL who is battling cancer. I don't really know them but when the quilt gods talk. You listen.

    His wife sent me a nice thank you note and told me they were going to take it with them to chemo and stem cell treatments.

    My friend called last night to tell me that her BIL was actually so touched that he started crying (and so did I dangit!). His wife just didn't mention it because she didn't want to embarrass him, being the big tough guy that he is.



    On that note, someone made a post earlier about not getting the kind of thanks they want and or expect when they help someone out. But one of the greatest lessons I've learned in life is to not look to others to validate your worth, or in this instant, your charity. If you have no hidden agenda, simply giving should be enough. Everything else, is just, everything else.

    Just my two cents.
    You have put this well - My idea is that you do something because you want to and not to receive 'thanks'. The 'thanks' part is just a bonus.

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    I agree...thanks for sharing a sweet story...

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    That was so sweet and very touching, I to, hope he does well him and his wife will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Amen

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    You are so very right when you said that when someone is receiving chem that they are supplied with a blanket. But nothing hugs them like a quilt or blanket made just for them.

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    Wonderful and inspiring thought.

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    Giving always makes you feel good. What a wonderful expression of caring your quilt was!

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    a woman who works for me, her sister in law was diagonosed w/lung cancer around thanksgiving. by right after new years, she found out the cancer was metastazied in her bones. they gave her 2 wks to 2 mo...

    the woman that works for me is a new quilter, and we had planned to make a quilt for sil to take to chemo etc...but we when she found out the time frame & sil was coming home so i said i would do it..

    it was a super simple red 4 patch, glued some photos on it, quilted it really simply, just diagonally thru the squares, folded the fleece we used as backing over, stitched it down, called it done...

    i went to the wake when sil died. there on the bottom of the coffin, was the quilt i made her... with the photos draped over into sil lap...they buried the quilt with her...

    her mother, daughter, sister & brothers all thanked me for making it...

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    I agree

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    You wrote it beautifully.

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    AMEN!

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    I give for the love of giving. If I get a thank you, I am happy. If I don't, that's ok, too. That's not why I did it in the first place.

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    I believe in this life it isn't about US or SELF.It is about how or what we can do for others.We will be rewarded one day!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric whisperer
    :thumbup: WELL SAID! A gift from the heart is just that, a gift from the heart. That's what a quilt is 8-)
    I agree 100% :thumbup: I enjoy making quilts to give away and it doesn"t have to be a B/day or other special day its knowing that some one needs to know they are thought of as Special or just to see a smile :-)

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    Here here well said.

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    Amen, couldn't have said it better myself.

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