a small request to our guild for quilts for the people of Slave Lake that had lost everything. Somewhere in that pile is this quilt. Mostly blues all pulled from my stash and made into pinwheels. It is a pattern from a Thimbleberries book, I've had for a long time.
We made arrangements to meet over coffee. I phoned 3 other girls...............Lynne, who organized the whole quilt giving, Patti who is the grandma of the two wonderful little girls in the featured article and Susan, the past president of our Guild (the new president was unable to make it). We had a fabulous morning.
We talked about Slave Lake, the effect on the people living there, what is going to happen next.
Donna talked to Courtney and Hayley and took their email addresses so the little girls that received their quilts can email them a thank you. They go to Donna's school.
I told Donna it was so nice to be thanked for a quilt I'd donated. It has never happened before. I love to know my quilt has gone to a good home and the best thing of all Donna loves blue. Perfect for her.
Patti, (Hayley and Courtney's grandma), Susan (past president of the Guild), Donna, Lynne (quilt co-ordinator) and Bev
Hayley and Courtney
The people that reside in the town of Slave Lake Alberta are doing well with a fabulous attitude. Donna is so positive. Everyone got out alive, no loss of life. Homes are gone, possessions are gone, but those can be replaced. Donna's home will be rebuilt one day. Trailers are being brought into Town for people to live in during the winter months (cause winter comes early in Northern Alberta). People continue to go about their daily lives and soon the children will be able to get back to school and things will begin to feel just a little bit normal again.Hugs all around as we said our good-byes. We promised to stay in touch and we will.
I'll see you in a week.
Sometimes a small thing you do can mean everything in another person's life