One of my favorite things to do with my quilts is to give them to anyone I learn about who is undergoing some serious medical treatments. I've sent them to complete strangers. I've given them to acquaintances. I've given them to friends of friends.
I found out last week that someone we know here in Sunriver has a wife who was just diagnosed with bile duct cancer and is undergoing chemo. i knew just the quilt to give to her. I made this a few years ago with Céçile and Béa's quilt along, the year that baskets were the theme. It's been folded, waiting for the right person to give it to. I do love the quilt (I love baskets) but it'll do more good on Cristy's lap than in my pile of quilts! 😁
I also love the back! I used extra baskets and some orphan blocks.
Before we drove back to Sunriver, I sent a quilt to a woman I know who became quite ill a few moths ago. I completely forgot to take a picture of it (it was a 25-patch scrappy quilt that was pretty large!). She emailed me the sweetest note after she got it. I'm going to share it with you so you can sense how much joy our quilts can give to others!
I encourage everyone to give away your quilts. At least in my house, they just sit in piles, unused. I can only use so many on my bed! They can offer so much love and comfort to others.
Here is our sunset last night after thunderstorms all afternoon. Mt. Bachelor is in the background. One great thing about Central Oregon is the occasional summer rain--you know California is desperate for rain.
Hope you have a great Monday!!