Saturday, May 30, 2009

A Different Kind of Giveaway

If you're here for the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway, you're not too late! You still have until 11:59 PM on Sunday the 31st the enter here!!

On another note, however, in the midst of all this staggering Giveaway Day generosity, I wanted to take a moment to highlight another type of giving. I'm sure many of you have already heard about the Mountain Baby Blankets Project that provides donated blankets and quilts to babies and children living in extreme poverty in Appalachia.


I wanted to join in. Monday morning, this quilt will be in the mail on its way to someone who needs it much more than I do. I loved making it but I love knowing that it will be useful and treasured even more.


I should donate more quilts. There are only so many that I need, and it always seems wasteful to me to have so many sitting around in boxes and drawers. I know that there are several domestic violence shelters in my area. In a time of such fear and stress, a quilt could make a big difference to a child whose entire life has been thrown into upheaval. Maybe next time...


I've also discovered that my photography isn't as wretched as I thought. It finally stopped raining here, so I packed up my quilt and headed over to the gardens to take pictures. Lush grass and stunning flowers apparently serve as a better background than industrial carpet. Beautiful surroundings make for beautiful pictures...huh! Who would have imagined that?

5 comments:

Etrauring said...

Good for you! What a thoughtful and sweet thing to do. Your quilt is beautiful, by the way.

Kerry said...

Thats a beautiful guilt! I too should look into creating more for charity. In the past I have knit for preemies, but didn't think about quilts. Thanks for the link.

Lauranie said...

WoW! Super generous! Your karma is HAPPY! :D

fabriclover said...

Kat,
It looks so pretty. I am so in awe of you. I am glad you are enjoying your new machine and being creative.

AllyJo said...

I have never heard of this. It sounds like a wonderful thing to be a part of. I would like to find out more. Thanks for the post.