Since November, 2012 I’ve been pouring my heart into the assembly and completion of two very special quilts. These two quilts were destined for victims of Hurricane Sandy. After spending so much time immersed in their presence I became quite attached. Sooner or later I knew we would part company.
Yesterday Was that Day
Not wanting to delay their match up with a well deserved recipient I carefully packaged them for their journey to the distribution center in New Jersey. Before sealing the shipping container I inserted a letter to each one of the future owners. In my letter I shared with them the details of their quilt as well as my hope for better days. With the letters safely tucked inside the plastic surrounding each quilt I closed the lid to the box then sealed it with tape.
One Last Journey
I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to share these two quilts with other fellow quilters. On several occasions they traveled with me to my quilt guild meetings. This trip however would be the last one they would make while under my care.
My hubby came with me to deliver them to our local shipper. After parking our vehicle I retrieved the package containing the two special quilts. I carried the box inside then placed it on the counter. I shared with the attendant the address of their destination then paid for their transportation. I was informed that the quilts would arrive in New Jersey on Thursday of this week. So that I could follow along with their progress I obtained a tracking number.
Once they arrive they will processed then scheduled for delivery to their new owner. How long that will take I do not know. Hopefully it won’t be long before they are cradled in the arms of their new owner.
One Last Look
Before packaging up the quilts I took one last photo. Here they are.
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23 thoughts on “Sandy Quilt # 1 & # 2 Are On Their Way”
I like the wonkiness of those blocks. Your quilts are going to be a treasured heirloom for the recipients.
Thanks so very much!
Great job. It is such a lovely thing to do for people you don’t know 🙂
Not knowing the recipient makes this project more special that you can imagine.
Both scrappy and lovely! These are beautiful quilts and I’m sure they will be cherished. 🙂 Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!
Thank you for your lovely comment. I bet they will as well. Thank you for guest hosting. You have a very nice blog.
P.S. I’m adding your button to my blog. :o)
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I love these scrappy log cabins. There is so much love and thought stitched into each one and it really shows.
I do as well. I think I will have to make some for my very own. Thank you for your kind comments.
How thoughtful of you to send these beauties off! I know sometimes it is hard to send quilts away to others, but these will be so appreciate and loved!
Oh, indeed they will. They should bring years and years of comfort.
How wonderful!! Both quilts are beautiful and will touch the hearts of the recipient.
Thanks! I would love to receive one myself. I’m sure they will. :o)
Awwww…farewell lovely quilts! It’s almost like they were a family member. It’s hard to remember a time when you weren’t working on them in some way. Love your photo set-up!
They did feel like part of the family. They have been so much a part of my life it will be a process getting myself reoriented to other projects. Can’t do that though until the remaining two are finished. It has been a pleasure working with them.
Wow! Awesome quilts. And a great story of love and caring for community. Nice job.
Thanks for the kind words!
What gorgeous quilts!
Both lovely quilts! I’m sure they will be much appreciated!
Thanks! I’m sure they will as well.