Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Watermelon Quilt

Here's an email I received from a recipient of one of the beautiful donated quilts we gave out in Kinglake.

"Hi Jan,
Thanks for sending the contact details of the person who made the watermelon quilt. I was disappointed there was no address on the quilt because it is such a generous gesture and I wanted to thank the maker.
The strange thing is the only thing I ate from about 4.00pm on Sat Feb. 7th until about 11.00am on Sunday morning was frozen watermelon because we fought the fire all night and I couldn't actually eat so survived on water and watermelon. Was the quilt destined to come to me? I didn't choose it either as the quilts were numbered and names drawn out.
Thanks again for contacting me,"

It just so happens that I knew the person who donated the quilt and this is the main reason that I photograph every quilt I receive or finish so that if any recipients want to follow up then I will be able to tell them who they can thank. The person had emailed me with the details of the quilt and a description and I was very happy to be able to tell her who had made and donated this lovely quilt to her. I'm sure that U-M will be very happy to hear that her quilt found a new home where it will be much loved.
Hugs and thanks to all of you for your very generous and loving hearts.
Jan Mac


quiltsbylee said...

That is too cool. Amazing how we quilting sisters seem to hit the right thing at the right time. I think God guides our hands to show us where quilts and fabric need to go.

Kathleen said...

that is amazing!