Today I was very happy to be able to donate these nearly 50 unfinished quilt tops to a local chapter of Daughter's of the Nile, a charitable organization that supports the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
When our designers write a quilt pattern, we have it tested twice--once in fabrics from our storeroom, and the second time is the catalog sample done in the "real" fabric. The first tests are never quilted, and these poor unfinished quilts had been just piling up in storage for years. Now they're off to be quilted and bound by generous Daughters of the Nile volunteers to comfort and warm children and teens being treated at the Shriners Hospitals.
I recently watched Toy Story 3 with my daughter, and I cannot help but think of these quilts as the toys from that movie--each with their own personality and the desire to be loved and used. Thank you to the Daughters of the Nile for giving these unfinished quilts new life!