Today is a special day for me. It is my birthday. I am not fishing for birthday wishes. Indeed I have been inundated with them even before breakfast. It is not special that I was born on this day. What is special is that I have lived another year and seen kindness and love in the hearts of good people.
I would like to share with you one of my projects about which I am passionate. Many of you have read about it before. Some of you have participated; and for that I love you.
This project I am speaking of is the Quilt Angels. The Angels are dear kind and loving people who are willing to donate a quilt to show love and hope to teens who often feel unloved. They have "learned" that the world can be a hard and unforgiving place. Some of them have never felt safe even in their own homes. Some of them have been removed from dangerous homes or situations and now feel a fear of the world. Can a child of fourteen thrive and succeed with that view of the world? Can anyone?
That is where Angels come in. Each year I ask for my readers and their friends to become Angels. By sending a quilt, which will be given to a teen in the shelter, you become one of our Angels. The quilts should be at least 45 by 60. A bed-sized quilt is even better as they can sleep under it each night for years and be reminded that there is love in the world.
There is a tab at the top of my blog labeled 'Quilt Angels'. On that page there are links to past posts with more information about the project.
I will be finishing my "Wonky Nine Patch" quilt to go for this project. The photo below shows only one section in the planning stages.
I may also make an additional quilt if time permits.
So, if I can persuade you to be a Quilt Angel, my birthday will indeed be a happy one. I am declaring December 15th the "get it to us by" date for 2014. We like to deliver on the week prior to the week of Christmas if possible. However, a late quilt will be taken to the shelter and given to a teen who comes into the program after the Christmas distribution.
Have a Beautiful Day,
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