Weather you gift quilts for new babies, birthdays, graduations, or weddings. They bring comfort to the sick or down trodden. A quilt is a pretty awesome gift. Even though I make quilts I have been gift a few in my day. I must say I loved every one! I don’t think you can ever have too many quilts. When I give a quilt as a gift I expect it to be used. I don’t want it put away in a closet never to see the light of day. It is not so special that it needs to be saved for a special day.
I want my quilts used. They need to go on picnics and to football games. Needed before bedtime as blankies and snugly, cuddly things. I want them used to swaddle babies, to become walls in tents and forts of young children. Teenagers should huddle under them at campfires and movies. Become a place where newlyweds make love, and toddlers crawl between sleepy parents. I want them to become thread bare and patched, full of memories, comfort, and love.
I may never be a show quilt maker. But I can be a wonderful quilt giver. And if you receive a quilt from me know I made it specially for you. Don’t wait for a special occasion to use it. You are the special occasion. Celebrate it!