In light of feeling unsettled during election week, I decided to go through my quilts. I was able to gift or donate 14 quilts, and it helped me feel calm and like I was putting out love and positive energy. After all, quilts are made to be used and loved and I can’t keep them all.
Some friends locally helped me get quilts into the hands of people going through hard times. I received the sweetest note in reply from the recipient of Oh Happy Day:
Wow! I was speechless! It’s absolutely one of the best gifts we have ever gotten. [F]rom the bottom of our hearts, thank [you] for this lovely quilt!!
I mailed off a few quilts to friends to were poll workers for the election. I am deeply grateful for everyone who volunteers and helps make our democracy work.
I took the majority of the quilts to my therapist, who has a knack for knowing just who needs a little extra love and comfort in their lives and has paired quilts with recipients for me in the past.
A few of the quilts are deeply meaningful to me and my husband, but we know that they will be well loved in their forever homes, and that matters a lot to us right now.
May we all continue to seek the light, and I hope the quilts I sent out create ripples of love and care that continue to amplify.