Wednesday, January 31, 2007

A gift of love

Washington Post - With Gratitude In Every Stitch
More than 7,900 "comfort quilts," each carefully stitched with love and gratitude, have been sent through the Quilts of Valor Foundation to the wounded soldiers at Walter Reed and 70 other U.S. military medical centers. Kallerson prays over and hands out quilts from church groups, schoolchildren, quilting bees.

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"This is a gift from the heartland," Kallerson said. "Soldiers get CD players and iPods and DVDs, but this is the greatest gift of all. It comes from people's hearts. This is a simple thank you for your service."
I love to hear stories like this. As a quilter myself, I understand the time, effort and love that goes into making a quilt. Giving quilts to people who need them or who need to know that someone is thinking of them is one of the greatest joys I get from making quilts. It is truly a gift of love.

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