If you made QAYG blocks for me, the quilts I made them into, took a journey to the Netherlands. If you made whole quilts, they flew directly to the Netherlands. I know some of you thought that was a convoluted journey but it is the most secure.
Then they all joined up together and flew to Mexico City and landed here.
In the office of the man who has devoted most of his working life (in between holding down a job elsewhere) to helping some of Mexico City's thousands of street children.
Sixteen quilts on this first journey.
Here he is with some the children as well as one of the lovely ladies who helped deliver the quilts.
He's part of the reason I started this. Sitting in that room listening to him talk about the home and watching him at one point becoming quite overwhelmed and emotional with what he is doing, I sat there feeling I should do more but I didn't know what to do.
And we walked around and looked at the facilities the children have.
This is their recreational yard.
And while they have the opportunity to learn, it is very rudimentary.
So they do have the basics. But that is just it.
And I suppose I thought it would be nice if we could raise them above 'basic' to 'nice.'
So that you could take a room like this.
|Yes I know, EXTREMELY cute child and another reason I wanted to do something|
And make it like this.
I know we're not talking a cure for cancer here.
But in my/our small way it feels like we are making a difference.
There are lots of people to thank and these people are just the tip of the iceberg.
Thank you for supporting me with quilts and quilt blocks.
Thank you to everyone involved in the organisation and transportation of the quilts.
Thank you for all the offers that have been made.
And as long as you keep sending me quilt blocks, I'll keep turning them into little bits of quilty love.