Delma told me the kids loved their quilts but that it was hard to convince them that they were allowed to keep them and take them home. Some of their foster parents have told Delma that those quilts went straight into their beds when they got home.
She talked about a set of three quilts with elephants on them that went to a set of three siblings. She also said that it seemed so easy to match the quilts to the children, as if they had been made with those particular children in mind.
She said that the children, sad to be leaving their siblings, going in separate cars, covered themselves in their quilts, for their journey back their lives, to sleep under for their long journeys home to different homes all over the UK.
Almost 60 quilts were given to the children and Delma wants to thank each and every one of you who contributed in any way at all, whether it was giving fabric, quilting services, whole quilts or blocks. And just an early warning that we'll be starting a whole new call for quilts again in the new year and we'd love to have any and all of you help us with that. In fact, what the heck, if you want to get started already, here's the Flickr group with all the info you'll need. See you there!