02 Jul Siblings Together
I can’t imagine what it must be like to be a child who loses his parent (in one way or another) and then also loses contact with his siblings. Earlier this year, Lynne from Lily’s Quilts told us about a charity called Siblings Together and wondered if a few people might like to contribute some quilts these children could call their own.
Siblings Together brings children who have been separated from their siblings by the foster care system back together at a camp. You should really go and read Lynne’s post today about how the organization got started and a much better description than mine. I’m thrilled to say that generous quilters have exceeded the original goal and Siblings Together is happily planning more ways to give quilts to children.
As soon as I saw Lynne’s original post, I knew I had to help. My husband’s brother and his wife adopted three teenage siblings several years ago and my own brother is adopted as well. How lucky we are to have them all in our lives. I also knew I had to send “sibling” quilts. After searching my brain for how I would manage to make two new quilts around my deadlines, I remembered these. Blueberry Lime Fizz and Choppy Seas were early versions of my Triangle Maze pattern and I promptly sent them off. I hope they are loved to death by their new sibling owners.
Lynne has a linky party going on today for those who contributed to Siblings Together and I’m linking this post. Thanks so much Lynne and Delma and everyone else involved with this wonderful organization!