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Sampler Quilt

The Gift: Pieced & Stitched with Love

I spent the afternoon reading through magazines and looking at fabric in a couple of catalogues. I was just about to go online and look for some fabric, specifically batiks, when my husband came home and announced that he had a gift from a neighbor.

When he presented the bag, I had no idea what to expect. Stunned amazement that Lindsay and her Quilt Guild would make a quilt for us - I didn't even know that she was a quilter! The second surprise was being the recipient of such a lovely gift, from strangers.

"Gratitude makes everything turn into a gift!"

In my text to let her know that I received the stunning quilt, I explained that I had "immediate happy tears when I felt what recipients go through; feeling the love going into a special gift."

I explained that "we've always been the anonymous donor and know the joy of giving. Now you do, too."

"For it is in giving that we receive." ~Francis of Assisi

On these chilly Autumn nights, we've been using the quilt and offer heartfelt thanks to Lindsay and her Quilt Guild for the cozy Sampler Quilt.

"When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed." ~Maya Angelou
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