Thursday, 15 November 2012

Amazing generosity ... paying it forward :)

I first started reading quilting blogs after my skiing accident in January 2011 and it took me a year to find the confidence (and learn the new skills!) to start my own blog. It took months to get some followers outside of my family (I don't have sponsors, do giveaways and I wasn't linking up!) and to start sharing comments and in this post I 'met' my 'Quilting Twin' Tonya from Texas and we hit it off immediately.

From a little exchange about charm packs in September, I must have planted a seed because this week in the post I received from Tonya not 1, not 3, not 7 but TEN, yes 10 charm packs!! I know. She is the most generous, kind lady and she also included some yardage:

I was (and remain!) overwhelmed and immediately felt the need to repay Tonya's generosity. So, I have decided to make two quilts from this gift:

1) For a soldier through the UK arm of Quilts of Valor 
2) For a Hurricane Sandy survivor, this worthy cause is being co-ordinated by Luana at eQuilter

I will post my progress, so keep coming back. Once again, Tonya, thank you - thank you - thank you, you're a little angel :) I'm sorry you're not blogging at the moment as I can't link my post to you but, hopefully, you'll get some quilty gratitude comments from here :)


  1. Wow, wow and wow. Charm packs are so addicting. So small, cute and neatly packaged. Whats not to love. Can not wait to see what you do with that cute bird fabric.

    blessings, jill

  2. What a lovely post! You are most welcome, lovely QT! I was so thrilled to be able to send the lovely gift to you. The thought of my quilt twin charm pack-less just broke my heart. I like your "pay it forward" plans and will be checking back on your progress. Enjoy! :)

  3. Thanks again, QT, looking forward to you checking in from time to time :)

  4. What a lovely surprise! Love the idea of passing on the good will, great idea. Am trying to get some time to make some for charity myself, so many things to do first though. Looking forward to seeing what you do with all that bounty :)


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