I have been wrestling with this question lately...I LOVE to sew, LOVE to quilt, LOVE fabric. But sometimes I feel like a hoarder...gathering fabrics, quilts stacking up in the corner living room basket and linen closet, making wall hangings and table runners to decorate the house. I was reading a well-timed post today over at Lily's Quilts. This post just spoke to my heart.
A little about me...my siblings and I have had a rough childhood. My older sis is 15 months older than I, my half-sis is 8 years younger, and my half-brother is 10 years younger. I haven't seen my brother since he was 3...20 years now. Breaks my heart just realizing how long it's really been. My little sister and I have re-connected, although it's still awkward. My older sister is my best friend, we can finish each other's thoughts. But I moved away in 9th grade...we have spent so many years apart. I hope I'm not rambling too much, but it just takes a toll on a person emotionally. The years apart have definitely left holes in me. I have regrets, too. I didn't fight harder to not be sent away. Not sure that would have mattered at all, but I should've tried. I hope that one day I will be able to re-connect with my brother. I know this might be hard for some people to understand, especially since some just don't have the same baggage.
All this to say....what a wonderful opportunity to send quilts to this organization, Siblings Together, who seeks to offer a positive environment for siblings who have been separated by the care system to re-connect. They provide camps for these sweet little ones, who have been bounced around in the care system. I think my quilts would have a lot more meaning going to one of these kids than being just another one on my Finished List. I am so excited to be a part of this!
Do you have quilt tops just hanging around, piling up on the WIP list like I do?? Would you consider joining in the fun?? I hope you will consider it, join the flickr group, and become part of something worthwhile!