As quilters, when we think of giving to others, the first thing that often comes into our minds is the giving of a warm quilt. It's something we all love to do and all love to see put into action.
Recently, I read about a local church group in my area that gave 285 quilts to the students and the entire staff of Brooks Elementary School... a small, local, low-income school, near Salem, Oregon, where I live. The quilters spent an entire year lovingly creating these quilts and then arrived at the little school to personally hand them out.
The principal decided that it was important that the students understand about the quilts, and why the quilters were there and why they were distributing them to each student and each staff member, that day. All 240 students were called to an assembly in the school gym and the announcement was made.
As one little girl called out, wrapping her quilt around herself....
"Thank you for the quilts. I wish I could have all the quilts in the world!"