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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Bonnie's Team......

 It's that time again.....the Bonnie's Team quilts have come back and we at Fab-Etc all agree....you guys have outdone yourselves this year!!  I forgot to count, but I'm pretty sure there are close to 50 quilts.  Not only are there lots of them, they are just wonderful quilts.  The retired guy and I went over to the shop late this afternoon.  He was helping me out with positioning our new *chip reader* credit card processor and I was climbing the ladder taking down samples so I could hang these quilts.  I have to tell you, I could just sense Bonnie as I was hanging these.  I couldn't help but think of how she and Linda C. would come in to the shop in its original location of Barkley Village.  Someone new may have shown up at the Infusion Center and they would want to make a special quilt just for them.  Perhaps it was a guy who loved to fish, or a young lady who liked cats.  The two of them would search for just the right fabric to make that person feel comforted and special.  As I climbed the ladder many times this afternoon, I confess I had tears in my eyes as I saw the quilt with cats, with flowers, with fishing tackle, with hearts....and on and on.  I thought about some of the cards I've seen from recipients of these quilts over the years.  How very touched they have been to receive this *quilt hug* from a stranger that made their scary adventure a little easier.  As the grandmother of a young man who has battled cancer for most of his life, I am so very humbled by your generosity each year.  Thank you so very much - each and every one of you who have given of yourselves over the years.  The quilts will be on display all of this week and then Linda will take them to the Infusion Center where they will be cherished by someone who might need a *quilt hug* during a difficult season of their life.

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