Every once in a while a package will show up with no return address. SERIOUSLY! And sometimes there is a note inside, but no address, and sometimes there is a name but no email address so no way to contact the person….
But in these packages are WONDERFUL things, and I am excited to have them!
Sometimes they even come from amazingly far away places, and I eagerly grab the envelope and have to open it right then and there because…WHO would be sending me a big squishy from so far away?
This package had INTERNATIONAL type stickers and custom forms and EVERYTHING
This package came from Jackie, all the way from Australia!
I eagerly and carefully cut my way into the padded bubble envelope with hands shaking....You gotta love Christmas in the middle of Summer ;c)
Inside the package I found:
Look at this scrappy goodness! Isn’t this terrific? She didn’t just send me orphan BLOCKS, she sent the whole top!
She did include a return address, but no email address, so Jackie, I’m gonna have to thank you here, and in public for your wonderful quilt top!
Thank you for your energy & love of quilting. I follow your blog in chunks rather than every day as life seems to allow it that way and marvel each time of what you’ve been doing & the inspiration you raise in so many people.
I’ve made a few of your patterns for our community quilts and hope that you’ll be able to use this top for one of the causes over there.
Our group North of the Torra Quilters (NOTY), being close to the 2009 bush fires received many donations including from the states, and I like to think that this quilt top may be used for one of your disaster victims.
Being able to do even a little when needed always helps those who give and those who receive. Strangely we had quilts sent from Christchurch New ZSealand for the bush fires, then we sent some back for THEIR earthquake!
In a few years I hope to be able to organize a small group within NOTY which concentrates on scrap quilts and expect to use your books & site to inspire the members.
I know I”ve done this already from the Show & Tell at our meetings.
Keep up the good work! Yours in Quilting,
Jackie, I can’t thank you enough for this gift top!
Just look at these fun crumb blocks, Y’all!
Aren’t these a great way to set these precious little bits?
I’ll be quilting up this top so that I have something on hand to donate the next time a need arises. I hate to think that a need WILL – but unfortunately that is inevitable, isn’t it? But instead of panicking next time, and scrambling..I’ll have something to fit the bill right away, and we’ll get this quilt off to someone who needs it, from both of us --- Jackie in Australia, and me in North Carolina.
Sometimes it does take a village….or just two people on opposite ends of the earth.