Letters from Quilters and Volunteers
Excerpts from letters to Stone Soup Quilting Ministry:
From People Who Work on the Quilts:
"Thank you for giving me the chance to do something I love and something that matters.
I hope the person who receives this quilt will find love and warmth inside."
"Keep up the good works in putting sunshine on the face of good people."
"The project was great to do!
I love thinking of the whole process that the quilt goes through and where it ends up."
"I'm sending this quilt top in hopes of it bringing some cheer and comfort to a very sweet soul. Enjoy!"
"Just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed making the quilt top! While I was working on the quilt, I would pray for whoever will receive this quilt. It feels like an honor to be able to serve God through my love of quilting!"
"Being a cancer survivor myself, I sewed the quilt top with love and know that it will lift someone's spirit. We need all the support that we can get."
"I enjoyed this project immensely. I lost my husband and father to cancer. So I hope to help bring a measure of comfort to someone in this small way."
"What fun-no cost, no decisions and no deadline. I loved it!"
From People Who Have Received a Quilt:
"Dear Angels, We are overcome with your kindness. We were presented with our beautiful quilt while my husband was in the hospital undergoing his stem cell transplant. How beautiful; such love. We tried to return it upon his discharge from hospital as we thought it had been loaned for our stay. We were shocked and overcome when we found out it was ours to keep. We have used it here at the Pete Gross House and now it will go home to [home state] as a reminder of all the graciousness and kindnesses we were shown here in Seattle….You have truly warmed our bodies and strengthened our spirits."
"I cannot begin to convey my gratitude for the most beautiful quilt given to me during my stay at the UWMC. I am still overwhelmed. The quilt is now lovingly residing on my bed at home in [home state]. Thank you again for every thoughtful and loving stitch. I am inspired to participate in a similar activity that makes such a difference in one's life."
"Dearest Hope & Joy Givers at Stone Soup Quilting Ministry: It was with great delight to be visited by the volunteer who delivered this beautiful quilt. It has brought me not only warmth and comfort from your work but joy and fellowship and encouragement on my journey….You have touched my heart and my wife's heart as well and we thank you with joyful hearts."
"Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You have absolutely no idea how much your gift means to me."
From the Hospital Staff:
"As always your quilts are so beautiful and the patients truly love them.
The quilts are such a support during this long most difficult hospital stay.
I see folks wrapped up in quilts.
I see folks with quilts over their laps.
I see folks with quilts perfectly placed at the foot of their beds
And I always see a smile appear on the face of a patient when
they talk about the beautiful quilts the quilters make for them."
"Please know that the quilts bring much comfort to our patients who receive them."
"Every day I see patients wrapped in your quilts.
They tell me that the quilt provides them
a feeling of comfort during this most difficult journey."