Last October or November, I made a pocket prayer quilt with the sole intention of having it sold or bid on to help the women in our Bible study group that can't afford the books at $25 each. It was my hope that the quilt would raise money or sell off for at least $50 so 2 people could have their books paid for.
Our leader thought that was a wonderful idea and said instead of selling raffle tickets, we could have a Sunday after church bidding on it. Every Sunday there after, the quilt was not spoken of and I asked and was told, don't worry about it, it has been taken care of.
Due to some unfortunate circumstances, I left that church and have been attending another one. Last week I was given a bolt of beautiful blue and yellow plaid fabric and left it at the party we had gone to celebrate one of our missionaries return and birthday.
Imagine my shock, hurt and suprise when I walked into the church office yesterday and there, crumpled/wadded into a heap in a plastic out box, was the quilt I had so carefully and lovingly put together for someone in need. I was dismayed and hurt!
If they didn't want to auction it off, they could have given it back to me and I would have sold it here or on EBay and donated the money.
I put a lot of love into each one of my quilts and many times when they are complete, they have no owner until God puts into my heart what or where He wants them to go.
Seeing this quilt is like seeing a child kicked to the curb or out of their home.
Sadly, I know that there were women struggling last year to pay for their Bible study supplies and here was a way I could have helped them pay even if was for only one book!