The message on the quilts says:
Made with love in
response to earthquake
22- Feb- 2011
Fiona (London) & Cat (Auckland)
Quilts for Christchurch
It is hard to define all the emotions I felt on seeing the quilts: gratitude, awe, disbelief, amazement, humbled, loved and much much more. I was totally overcome by the beauty of the quilts, and was covered in goose pimples all day long by these wonderful gifts.
Rascal ADORES her quilt. When i gave it to her, I told her that if there were bangs or shake shake shakes (her terminology for earthquakes) and she felt scared, then she could wrap herself in her quilt and she would feel better. She gave me one of those very sage nods of the heads that only toddlers can give and I truly believe that she got it.
She then jumped up, dragged the quilt to her room and asked for help to put it on her bed. For ages, she just lay there on her tummy pointing at all the pictures saying "what's that?" (the question of the moment) and then answering her own questions "icecream, hefelent (elephant), horse, cat, dog, jack-in-de-box, moon etc..."
Poor Rascal has been waking in the night a lot recently and when we go in to her she is sitting bolt upright and crying. When we talk about it, she mentions bangs and shakes. Hopefully the quilt will help her to feel safe again.
Thank you so much Catherine, Fiona and all the other generous and talented women who have donated to Quilts to Comfort Christchurch. These beautiful quilts will receive much love from my children and will be valued for years and years to come.