Sunday, March 31, 2013

Charlotte's Gift from Me

A couple of weeks ago, I was scouring blogs online.  I enjoy reading Sarah Jane's blog regularly and decided to go see what she has been up to lately.  She wrote a post about various people whom have sewn with her fabric all over the web.  About midway down, there was a blurb about a lady by the name of Lauren whom is raising money for Duke University's Brain Tumor Research.  She LOVES Sarah Jane fabric and so she naturally incorporates her line into many of her quilts that are auctioned off on her blog.   Lauren's daughter,Charlotte is the reason why she is raising money for brain tumor research.  Charlotte has a brain stem and spinal cord tumor.

  It really took me aback and so I had to venture over to Lauren's blog, Charlotte's gRACE for a Cure to check this out!  After a few minutes, I knew I wanted to donate a quilt to her and so I proceeded to look for more info on Lauren.  I started wondering where she lived as well.  Half way down her About page, I spotted it!  She lives in NC and about 20 min. from me!!!!!!  It was a sealed deal from that point! 

After a brief email to Lauren,I knew which quilt I was going to donate to her.

 The very next week, I went to Lauren's house to deliver it!  She was thrilled to have it and even wondered if I still really wanted to donate this one.  {Why you ask?!!}  This is a quilt of 2 quilts that was commissioned by my hubby, Josh's grandparents about a year ago.  As I mentioned in a couple posts ago, they have since passed away.  I asked that the quilts be given back to me as I wanted to give their quilts to someone whom would love them as much as Josh's grandparents had.  I didn't want them to go to a random person looking for a deal:(

Charlotte is the sweetest little girl you will ever lay your eyes on:):):)  It filled my heart and soul to help this little girl.  Her mommy placed my quilt on her daughter's feet briefly and she squealed with joy and said "Oh yeah!"  She loved it!!  

Quilts are sooo powerful, joyful and necessary!!!!!!!!  

It gets even better!!!!

Lauren informed me that she has enough quilts to auction off through April.  Therefore,the quilt I donated will be going to the 5K at Duke University on April 20th. It will be showcased in front of around 4,000 people. I am SOOO beside myself with excitement!!!  I cannot wait to see what this quilt will do!!!!!!!  (Lauren is going to keep me posted and I will let ya'll know!)

Hope through quilts:)

~Happy Easter~

He is Risen!! 




Impera Magna said...

What a lovely thing to do... made me tear up reading your post.

Happy Easter to you and yours!

tales from a handmade home said...

How wonderful to know that your beautiful quilt will help a lovely little inspirational story for Easter Sunday.

Unknown said...

Hi Sara
What an inspiring story to share today!I'm sure your beautiful quilt will raise lots of money for a very deserving cause, what a sweet little girl.
Thank you as well for the comment you left on my post about making a patterned picture matt. My apologies, I tried to publish your comment from my phone and accidentally deleted it! Am so mad with myself! I would love to see the illustration you have to mount when it's finished!
Best wishes for a very Happy Easter

Jessica said...

That is too cool! Looking forward to your update!

Lily boot said...

That is such a beautiful story Sara. One of those moments when we know there is something greater at work than just that which we can see :-). Makes me go tingly all over. iOS hope the quilt auction is a marvelous success and will keep that dear little girl in my prayers. P.s. and it's a gorgeous quilt!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

What a great story and a great cause! Many blessings to you!

Dee said...

A quilt as beautiful as the heart who made it!

Quiltstory said...

How beautiful! Can't wait to hear how it goes.

Lauren Deel said...

Hi Sara! The quilt went for $175 at the event at Duke yesterday. This contributed to a grand total of over $2 million for Duke's Brain Tumor Research Center. Wow!! Thank you so much!! Charlotte and I are so very grateful. The quilt received many, many compliments, too! (Personally, I was sad to see it go.) Thanks again!