Sunday, March 9, 2014
trying out my new quilting designs
And no, I didn't get dressed all day yesterday. I was decompressing from the week long stress of the science fair.
I got an email this morning from a teacher at an elementary school:
Your work with students on these service projects is wonderful. If you still have quilts available, I have a little boy in my first grade class whose mom was just away for three weeks for chemotherapy and is now going away for 6 weeks to get a stem cell transplant and for germ free recovery. She's been fighting the cancer for over a year now. Jack only knows his mom is very sick and is taking medicine to help her. His dad, brother, and Jack have all shaved their heads in support of mom. The next six weeks will be hard on Jack (7) and his brother Ben (4). If there is a quilt of love available, he'd benefit from one. If not, no worries because that means another kiddo is feeling loved.
I love getting emails like this because I've always got quilts ready to go. We will be providing a quilt for the boys and one for mom. I'm so glad I have lots of people helping me out to make the quilt tops and put the binding on the quilts. I have the easy part, collecting the fabric, storing it and doing the quilting. I just wish I was a little more organized.
I also got an email saying there is another quilter with the same quilting machine here in Vacaville. Can't wait to meet her and possibly recruit her to help out! More friends to play with. Yipee!