Friday, April 05, 2019

My Quilts are Everywhere

My post title is not me attempting to brag. It's just a fact. After all these years of making and giving away quilts, there are now kids in many, many countries who own quilts made by me. The most recent is this one which was made by Tammy of Sunshine, but four of the blocks were made by me (the top row: middle and right, the second row: middle, the third row: left). So I am counting it among "my" quilts. This one went to a kid named Sayed in Egypt. He had cleft lip repair surgery and got this quilt to warm up in and recover. Of course, he gets to keep the quilt and take it home.

Here is another one I made for Jack's Basket. It will go to a child with Down's Syndrome. I'm sending them two. The other one is in yesterday's post. The drop-off address is here in Minnesota, but I assume the quilts get sent all over. I will probably never know where these quilts end up. (I frequently don't know where my quilts go, and I rarely learn the child's name, as I did of the quilt above. Finding out its destination and seeing a photo of the kid with the quilt is always a THRILL.)

Just for fun, I'm going to try to name the countries where I have sent quilts. This is what I can remember as I sit here today and dig into my fuzzy memories: USA, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, England, France, Czech Republic, Estonia, Armenia, at least one of the former Yugoslav countries, Russia, China, Liberia, Australia, East Timor, Israel, Japan, Germany, Philippines, Haiti, Ethiopia, Jordan (for Syria). I'm sure there are a few more in South America and in Africa, but I can't remember them all. It's just fun to try to keep the list in my brain. I like to think the quilts are spreading warmth and love wherever they go.


Quiltdivajulie said...

Quilts are a universal language of comfort and caring. p.s. Sometimes you might get lucky and see one of the Jack's Basket recipients with their quilt on Instagram or Facebook (they post frequently).

Louise said...

I am vicariously thrilled that you know that Sayed received your quilt! To have a face and a name to go with your donation, that's just THE BEST THING EVER!