I've been participating in the drive for 2 years now, and I always get such a good feeling from seeing all the quilts linked up and from mailing mine off to be used.
This year I am donating 2 quilts. This quilt is headed off to Quilts of Compassion, a charity that gives quilts to all kinds of people, but tends to mobilize during times of national disaster, like the Oklahoma tornadoes, etc.
I am also donating my finished OBW QAL quilt to Happy Chemo. Emily at Em's Scrapbag has challenged herself to donate 1500 quilts to Happy Chemo and this quilt will get her one quilt closer to her goal. She has already donated over 600!
|Starry Night One Block Wonder Quilt|
Happy Chemo provides all kinds of services to those undergoing chemotherapy including providing quilts. I think just about everyone has known someone who has had to be treated with chemotherapy. I started donating a quilt a year to Happy Chemo when my niece was diagnosed with AML Leukemia. I made her a quilt during her hospital stay and I think it helped having something homey in her room. My mother also underwent chemo several years ago, and I just wish I could have sent her a quilt during her treatment, especially since I couldn't be there myself. By donating each year, I know that one less person will go quilt-less during their treatment.
If you have any finished quilts hanging around without a home, consider donating to one of these charities or one near you. It is truly a wonderful feeling.
Thanks for reading today,