The little quilted piece that I made is not my usual style at all. It is mixed media, containing paper bits as well as fabric, fiber, and lots of beads, buttons, and trinkets. It has unfinished edges and is really PINK. I figured that if the recipient did not particularly want it for their own home, they might donate it to a cancer treatment center to be a bright spot on the wall in the treatment room.
So, when I found out the winner of my prize, I mailed it off to her. And did not hear anything. It was someone in Arizona, and I began to worry that she was a person who had homes in different parts of the country. Did my package arrive at its destination?
And then, two weeks later, I received an e-mail that left my jaw dropping and tears dripping down my cheeks.
Elaine wrote that when she received it: "I about flipped out,,,,,,,its soooooooooooo me and I hung it up in my bedroom right away, I adore it and thank you so much......It made my day, you have no idea what it meant to me."
She went on to explain that when it arrived, her husband was suffering his final days before dying of kidney failure and cancer of the blood. She lost him soon after.
I think that my quilt went to the perfect person at the perfect time. It was meant to be.