December 13, 2010

Quilt Presentation to the Central Children's Home!

Quilters have hearts as big as Texas!!! :D

Marie was sick so my husband went with me tonight to present the quilts that came in from my The Big 5-0, Birthday Wishes and Charity Quilts quilt collection!

I received 24 quilts but as of tonight their enrollment had dropped to 13 so Butch and I measured all of the quilts and took the longest ones because these children are 13 - 21 years of age.

We gave quilts to 5 boys and 6 girls tonight.  3 of the girls are not in the photo because they asked not to be.

You should have seen their smiles!!  I wish I could post the photo of their faces with the quilts but the privacy laws prevent that. It is for the safety of the children.

But I can show you this photo and you can all envision what a big smile would look like behind those quilts because that is exactly what is going on!

They just kept saying thank you!  I had pinned the name of the quilt maker to each quilt and asked the children to say a prayer for each of them tonight!   :D

I want to say a HUGE thank you to each quilter who made this presentation possible!!  We should always show our children that they are loved and what better way to do that, than with a quilt!


Toni said...

What a great presentation picture :) Very creative! This is a wonderful thing you hosted! I'm very sure these kiddos are feeling the love!

Carin said...

What a great thing to do !!!

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful Thearica! I hope the children feel like we do everynight,when we sleep under the beautiful quilts you have send us;
not forgotten and loved.
I am glad you've put smiles on those children's faces.
And you've made an understatement when you said quilters have a heart as big as Texas......make it USA!

SewCalGal said...


I can imagine the delight that these children received in getting these beautiful quilts. Thanks for bringing smiles and good cheer to these children and for all you do.

Hugs, big hugs.


Needled Mom said...

How absolutely wonderful!!!! There could not have been a more perfect birthday gift.

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Thearica, your heart amazes me with its generosity. How wonderful those kids must feel when you present them with such awesome warmth and love bound into gorgeous quilts.