This message was posted on Facebook by Cindy Semp - Quiltville Open Studio. I felt is was wonderful and I wanted to pass it on to my fellow Quilters. Cindy said I could post it on my blog.
I would like to share a story with all the quilters here. I know many of you make quilts to give away for cancer patients. Well I have been helping my neighbor> She was diagnosed with cancer 3 months ago. I help drive her to appointments or go with her for a ride to keep her company. Monday she had to go for her shot and while sitting in the waiting room there was an older woman holding a quilt. It was bright spring colors and so pretty. I asked her if she made it and she replied she received it from a local group that gives quilts out to cancer patients getting chemo. This woman was softly stroking the quilt as we spoke and telling me that it really brightens her day, especially when she is getting chemo, not to mention it keeps her warm. She really loved this quilt. I know when we donate quilts we do not get to see the reaction of the people receiving them, so I wanted to share this with you all to let you know the work that goes into the quilt and donated does truly give someone a brighter day.