Friday, January 4, 2013

Giving is more Blessed than Recieving .

                                                   

 In  early Dec. I was informed of being one of the seven winners in the Clothworks Great Quilt Giveaway, winning these quilts was one of the best experiences of my life , it truly is more blessed to give than receive. There were fourteen quilts to be given by Clothworks and the winners were to give these lovely quilts to a charity of their choice.The first quilt went to Roots for Youth an organization that provides a safe and caring environment for teenagers  . I am so impressed with the staff of this organization and the work they have done and continue to do to help these young people. This quilt I am about to share will be auctioned off  in their annual Heart and Home Fundraiser and the money will be used for the operation of this home.
Scott  Smith is the Executive Director of Roots for Youth and they were extremely pleased to be the recipient of the generosity of Clothworks and I hope the auction is a success. When I learned that I had won two quilts I was overwhelmed , however it was not difficult to make the second choice for the owner of this gorgeous quilt.
This lady Geraldine Walker lost her home in a fire in early Dec. ,she is disabled and her sisters grandson rescued her from the burning home without injury by helping her through a bedroom window . Very quick thinking on his part as the home was quickly filling with smoke and they were having difficulty breathing. She lost all of her possessions in the fire and the story in the News touched my heart and I immediately decided she would be the recipient of the second quilt .This morning I had the pleasure of delivering the quilt to Geraldine and as you can see she is all smiles ,I hope it will give her warmth and bring some joy into her life for years to come. Thank you to Clothworks for giving me the opportunity to give to my community , you have filled my heart with joy!!
 Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day.
 hugs Sheila



19 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, Sheila. Your post brought tears to my eyes. You certainly chose the perfect recipients for these wonderful quilted treasures. Giving is definitely better than receiving. Good for you...you have made a difference!

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  2. Oh Sheila! That is the sweetest thing! Bless you! Yes, it definitely is more blessed to give than to receive.

    What a blessing these quilts will be for their recipients! Blankets of love :)

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  3. Shelia, that brings tears to my eyes knowing how generous you and Clothworks are. Thanks for sharing those photos.

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  4. What great charities to give your quilts to - I' m sure they will live and treasure them

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  5. what wonderful recipients of the quilts.

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  6. 2 very worthy recipients Sheila. Hugs,xx.

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  7. That was so thoughtful and a wonderful gesture Sheila. What a great project. :)

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  8. Fantastic places to gift the quilts.... how special...
    Hugz

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  9. Oh...that is soooooo sweet that you are able to do this....

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  10. You my dear friend are the kindest person. You always think of others. You, Sheila are a gift to this wonderful world. See U Wed.

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  11. Sheila, I have goose bumps clear down to my toes!!

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  12. This is just awsome Sheila. I think you where a perfect winner to be given the honour of passing on the lovely quilts.You are a very loving lady, I am glad to know you and call you my friend.
    Hugs
    in stitches

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  13. Beautiful quilts and a lovely thing to be able to share your good fortune :)

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  14. What lovely wins for you and your community

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  15. Lovely post Sheila, the quilts are beautiful and it was so nice to read the story of who you gave them to.

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  16. Lovely quilts and lovely gifts! So wonderful that you had the opportunity to give these quilts.

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  17. What an uplifting post. So lovely to see the hand over Sheila. Wonderful.
    Hugs xx

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  18. oh thats so heartwarming to read, very generous of you dear Sheila.

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