Sometimes, you come up with an idea that just does not turn out as you expected. Back in 2002, I thought it would be nice to bring the idea in America of making quilts for sick children to Holland. After some kind help from a friend that works in our local hospital, I realized that this idea was very much frowned upon here in Holland. We had to give up the idea and rethink as we had already started making the quilts in my quilt group. All the fabric was donated and the ladies happily went to work sharing the tasks of making these quilts.
Here are a couple of the quilts we made:
In the end, my mother took many of the quilts back to the US with her to donate to a children's hospital there. We did receive a wonderful email from one mother who thanked us for her son's quilt. He had come all the way from Nepal for treatment in the US. This was the whole reason we wanted to do this project...to shed some sunshine on families needing it. We never heard anything further after that.
There are a couple of quilts that were left. I am still giving these out to children whenever I hear of a someone who is ill. One was given to my neighbor's grandson who has a very serious liver disease from birth. Another was taken home again last month to give to my cousin Gary's little grandson who was born prematurely.
Meet Charlie! This little boy is a real fighter. He was born so tiny and fought with all his soul to turn into this beautiful little man you see before you. Isn't he just adorable? Charlie's little smile as he sat on one of my quilt group's creations really makes my day! Thanks for sharing the photos with us Amy (Charlie's mommy). It is moments like this that make having done all these quilts worth while.