Last year, Texas received what I believe I read to be one of the worst droughts in history. With the lack of rain, fires were everywhere. One of the most devastating happened in Bastrop, Texas where at least 1,645 homes were destroyed.
I found out one of my Girl Scouts had cousins who lost their homes in the fires that raged across Bastrop. Immediately, I had a mission – to lovingly make quilts for those kids. They needed a gift of quilted love from a quilted heart.
Although I had the quilts done in November, we couldn’t seem to coordinate our schedules among us to get together so I could deliver the quilts and have a little photo op. FINALLY, this past Monday at our local quilt group meeting, the kids and their mom were able to make it to town so I could give them a quilted hug.
In this first picture, the little boy had been woken up from napping in the car….and then brought into a room of around 30 ladies looking at him. He was not crying over the quilt in any way, just a bit shaken over the circumstances. You will see in the last photo that he was all smiles. Also, the county judge’s wife gave the kids sock monkey friends, and they loved both of their gifts!
My quilted heart was bursting at the seams.