Thursday, November 26, 2020

Jetsetting T for Terry



Happy Thanksgiving! Here on this special Thursday, when we eat turkey and give thanks, a quilt covered with T's seems particularly festive. This one was made in honor of Terry Fullam, the founder of Wrap-A-Smile. It is the second one of this design that I've made.


The national coordinator of Wrap-A-Smile is my friend Ann D. She gave me this fun backing fabric and the greens are a perfect match to the front. Ann made the difficult decision to put the charity on "pause" for the remainder of the pandemic shut downs. The Rotary International surgery teams that Wrap-A-Smile supports are not traveling right now, and Ann has accumulated a good size backlog of quilts. 


As part of the pause, Ann is moving out of Maine and any additional quilts are to be shipped to a person in California. I had easy access to a post office last week, so I shipped out quilts to several different charities. I carefully packed this one up and sent it on its way. However, I managed to cut and paste the address incorrectly into my shipping software. So the T for Terry quilt traveled from Virginia to California and back to my "return address" in Florida. Remember that old song? "Return to sender, address unknown!"


Fortunately, this is exactly why I use my Florida mail service address. They received the returned package and will ship it right back out to the correct address on Monday. All I have to do is pay for the second round of postage. 


This will be my last WAS quilt for a while, but I look forward to the day that the medical teams can travel safely and continue their good work out in the world. Our little quilts will be right beside them, giving warmth and comfort!

17 comments:

Debbie said...

A great quilt for Thanksgiving Day. Praying this mess in the world ends soon, so wonderful charities and groups can continue to function and meet needs. I know how difficult that decision must have been for now. But we all have hope for things to group and improve.

Mystic Quilter said...

I do like this latest quilt Louise, hope you receive it safely and that you had a Happy Thanksgiving.

Lynn said...

A lovely bright, now well travelled quilt! The T a great shape. A Thanksgiving like no other, certainly thinking of people in U S and hoping for improved things very soon.

Linda said...

What a pretty and bright quilt! I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Super cute quilt, Louise!!

piecefulwendy said...

Fun quilt, Louise. I'm so glad that what could've been a real headache, worked out well, thanks to a great postal service. Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you two enjoyed your day!

MissPat said...

I was sad to get the message that Wrap-a-smile was going on sabbatical. Completely understandable. I haven't yet managed to make any quilts for them, but it's been on my agenda as my husband is a Rotarian. I'll try to make some anyway and hold them for later. Glad your T quilt didn't get lost permanently.
Pat

Nicki said...

So glad your T quilt made it back safely to you. I remember your other T for Terry quilt. I know the decision that Ann D. had to make was a hard one but hopefully those who have been so committed to the organization will continue to make quilts for them & store them until the organization can start up again.
I'm so thankful for all you do for all the organizations that you donate to. You've been a blessing to so many!
Hope you & Sean had a good Thanksgiving Day & was able to rest & relax.

Angie in SoCal said...

Bless you, and what a wonderful idea for a quilt. Think I'll make one with the letter B as my next charity quilt. And then I'll make a T quilt for the next Turkey day. Happy Thanksgiving!

Fiona said...

Fabulous quilt for a good cause and great that it is off to it's rightful place.... the pandemic has far reaching effects we don't always think about...
Hugz

Kate said...

Another fun scrappy quilt. At least it made it back to the PO. Posting things has been as certain as it used to be. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Happy stitching.

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Cute quilt, and I'm glad it got to its destination after all.

gayle said...

Best use of the letter T that I've ever seen!
I'm glad it didn't get lost in its travels!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your T quilt is a fun one, Louise! I love the colors. Sounds like it has had quite the journey - your Florida mail service people are good people to know!

KatieQ said...

The T quilt fabrics are bright and fun. The quilt has already traveled almost as many miles as it would for a Rotary medical trip.

Sandra Walker said...

That's a great quilt; I just love those greens. So many things are on pause now; my fingers are crossed for the good things we've learned and are doing to continue afterwards.

Linda said...

Pretty and colorful quilt! I found your email in my Spam folder this morning, ugh, so I'm late to the party, but I hope you are enjoying the holidays and have a Merry Christmas!