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Thread: Yesterday while doing disaster relief in Joplin, MO.......

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    Senior Member himnherr's Avatar
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    We have 4 sets of friends in Joplin who lost everything in the May 22 tornado. I mean EVERYTHING! They are our friends in that we have been involved with some of them on a regional building crew for building Kingdom Halls all over SW Missouri for the past 15 years or so. So, while we work with them on various building projects I had never been to their homes. They have been the ones who have given of themselves for many years and now find themselves on the receiving end.

    So, yesterday (my husband is the head of Food Service for our projects, which makes me chief cook & bottle washer)
    :lol: I was visiting with one of the couples about it all. I asked her what kind of decor they prefer- modern contemporary, Victorian, etc...... I kinda thought it'd be modern. She told me "minimalism". Hmm.... I asked her to explain what that was. She said very simple, nothing just "sitting around". She said people have often told her their place looked like a doctor's office waiting room! haha! At least she had her sense of humor intact. Anyway, I explained that when I first started quilting about 1 1/2 yrs. ago my 2nd quilt was made just because I wanted to do it and the colors really appealed to me but went with nothing in my house. It's black and white with a splash of red & orange. I've never used it before- it's just sitting on my shelf. I wanted to give it to them if they would like to have it. She said she'd love to have it because they have black & white & a splash of color in every room in their house!! Isn't that something!? I'm so excited to have someone so deserving to give it to AND have it match their decor!
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    Great quilt, & great story. Hope they are back in their homes as quickly as possible.

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    That's a beautiful quilt and what a nice thing for you to do. They will never forget your kindness.

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    How nice of you. Love your avatar.

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    Nice story and beautiful quilt.

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    Beautiful quilt, and story, hope all works out for your friends and bless you for being a kind, generous, giving person..You make a difference!

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    That is a BEAUTIFUL quilt and will go to someone who will appreciate it. What a nice combination. Sometimes we just have quilts for no specific purpose, and then that purpose just walks into our life. Bless you for all you are doing.

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    Hi sister. I wonder how many more of us are on here.
    DH and I have been on a couple of local quick builds. we too are waiting for our house as we lost everything on new years day. so I know how they feel. mine was from fire but the end result is the same.

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    How very loving and kind of you and your husband to help. And your quilt is beautiful!!!

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    Beautiful quilt. Joplin is going to need all of our prayers and help for a long time.

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    Very thoughtful of you, and I love the quilt!

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    Sounds like your quilt was meant to be their quilt! Great going.

    Kat

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    Thank you for the great story. I'm glad you found a new home for the quilt which is beautiful just like you.

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    The quilt is wonderful and I know that the recipient will treasure it.

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    Ditto with cjomomma...beautiful story! Giving is so cool, especially when the recipient is in such need!

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    You can't beat black and white and a splash of color for being a great quilt. It will be so appreciated

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    Beautiful quilt and story. Isn't it amazing how you already had the perfect quilt made for these people! God truly works in mysterious ways.

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    your quilt is beautiful!!!
    It's a very sweet and kind thing you are doing.

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    Great story. Aren't you glad you had something finished and waiting for a home?

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    Quote Originally Posted by litacats
    Hi sister. I wonder how many more of us are on here.
    DH and I have been on a couple of local quick builds. we too are waiting for our house as we lost everything on new years day. so I know how they feel. mine was from fire but the end result is the same.
    Add me to the list. :) A big hello from the SLC Sugarhouse congregation. Glad to hear of your efforts to help those in Joplin. The KH quick build experience will come in handy here. Give my love to all.

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    I think the quilt is beautiful. Those are my friends favorite colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun
    Quote Originally Posted by litacats
    Hi sister. I wonder how many more of us are on here.
    DH and I have been on a couple of local quick builds. we too are waiting for our house as we lost everything on new years day. so I know how they feel. mine was from fire but the end result is the same.
    Add me to the list. :) A big hello from the SLC Sugarhouse congregation. Glad to hear of your efforts to help those in Joplin. The KH quick build experience will come in handy here. Give my love to all.
    Will do!!! SLC Sugarhouse? Meaning sign language cong??
    :P I PM'd you!

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    Beautiful Quilt

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    So sorry about your friends loss. I am sure they will enjoy the
    quilt. It is gorgeous.

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    And me too! Howdy from northern California! Born and raised in Iowa, lived in Missouri too. Wish I could be there onsite helping but at least we can pray and make any donations we are able to. Gets me thinking about my "collection" of shawls... a few may get new homes soon!
    re the original topic: the b/w quilt is so bright and cheerful. Can't help but feel happy when they look at it.

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