I am so thankful to all of you who have stepped up to help me find a new name for the quilting page and with the help of a few of you and some thinking, I am going to change the page name to I.C.E. Angels (In Case of Emergency Angels).
This one on the right which is so beautifully squared and colorful is being sent out from Alaska.
This one on the left? That one was made by a retired 911 police/fire dispatcher and they don't stop here.
We had an Aurora communications officer make one for a victims family while she was trying to heal from the tragedy herself.
A high school teacher from Vacaville sent over 50 quilts from her group of quilters and the list goes on and on of the people that stepped forward from across the United States and across the world.
Life happens, life gets in the way, I get that. But everyone of us have life we are dealing with, health issues, family issues, money issues, job issues, but so do I and so do these people.
The difference is, these people stepped up and said, count me in, let me help, I want to make a difference even if it is just a small quilt to wrap someone up in warmth.
Some people have stepped up and said, you know I have UFO's that I can't finish, but I will send them off if someone else will finish them and those UFO's have made a difference. Others have said they have finished quilts just sitting in a closet and they have sent those.
Wouldn't you want someone to step up and say I don't know you, I will probably never meet you, but I care? When everything you owned was destroyed or the very fabric of your believes were tested, wouldn't you want someone to wrap you in a quilt and say...it will be okay, someday?
I know to this dispatcher (communications operator), a strangers kindness of a quilt to her and the others in her center made all the difference in the world and her smile shows it. This quilt was made by an ICE Angel for Aurora.
The next time the call goes out, I hope you remember, you can make a difference even if you are a stranger!