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!