I’ve been sewing and quilting for many years, after I walk the dogs and feed the animals sewing is my normal. Oh sure, I never forget about my coffee. I must have my coffee. When I go to bed, I say goodnight to the husband and the dogs. but just know, I’ll sleep more restful if I’ve got my sewing time in.
As a quilter I love to share my quilting with others, that could be trying to teach someone how to sew or making a quilt for a loved one. There is a greater joy that exists for me in quilting and that is giving back to others. I grew up in a large family and that meant we shared with others always. I’ve made and shared my quilts with a group out of Ohio, “Quilts of Compassion.”
This group takes in quilts from other quilters all over and delivers them to victims of tornadoes and disaster situations. I love knowing my quilts are out there making a difference in the lives of those in need. I will never know or perhaps meet any of these people who receive one of my quilts but I feel like some how I’ve wrapped them in love from a distance.
Giving back means the world to me. My husband is a veteran, and of course a wonderful man too. I think about all of our veterans everyday, and more importantly, their lives matter too. They matter a lot. I’m proud to say I make quilts for veterans too. It puts a smile on their face and they know they matter to someone. Our veterans gave a lot for us to be free, for our freedom is sometimes taken for granted. My goal is to wrap as many veterans in comfort with a quilt as I can. My dogs who are always by my side keep me company as another quilt is completed, whether it be a kid quilt, or a veteran it’s for sure going to bring lots of smiles, theirs and mine.