|Jan/Feb string blocks quilt sent in by Tammy S|
I got a nice reminder of why we do what we do a last week in the form of an email from a recipient's family member. She graciously gave me permission to share part of her letter with you.
A.'s mom received a very sudden and unexpected cancer diagnosis and died just 11 days after getting the news, 9 of those days spent in the hospital under lockdown with only one family member able to visit.
|Village quilt sent in by Mina|
A. sent me a kind email to ask for information so donations could be made to Covered in Love in lieu of flowers. She said,
"Your quilt was a very special gift, as my mom’s mother and grandmother were both quilters, however my mom had eye trouble and was unable to quilt much herself. She was so happy to receive your quilt, as it felt like a reminder of her mom. It was the highlight of a very difficult day."
She said that because only one family member was able to be with her, the quilt which reminded her of family was especially helpful.
They received this quilt from made by Karen & Karen, as usual it's a team effort. When COVID began we had to think through how we deliver and distribute quilts, but knew it would be more important than ever to continue. Thanks to everyone who helps out with CiL to support and shower love on these families, now more than ever.
Covered in Love's usual every-two-month block drive is on hiatus for the months of May-June. You can see a post here with talking about it and some suggested ways to fill the CiL sized hole in your month!
Linking to Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Finished or Not Friday.