News Inspiration: Gift to a Teacher

Hi everybody!

For today, a quick note about something else that has inspired me, quilt-wise, today. I tend to receive news items about quilts from friends and family because they know of my interests, and today is no exception.

Amber Peterson Reviewing Quilt Gift

One piece is a feel-good article about students in San Antonio who made a surprise quilt for a beloved teacher who is fighting cancer. Though the prognosis does not look good, the quilt represents both what’s at stake and the desire to fight for life:

It’s an act of kindness she’ll carry with her, straight from the heart of two beloved students. 
 Students in Cristina Encina’s fashion class started the project but Mendoza and Teran took over because they both had Peterson as a teacher. 
 She discovered she had cancer after the birth of her son William, who was born in October, a year after Harry passed away. “At the time I was given six months and a ten percent chance at ten years,” Peterson explained.  “I have decided that’s not going to be me. I am going to raise the odds. I am not going to be one of the 90 percent. I am going to be one of the ten percent.”

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As a long-time member of a group that created quilts for the needy or sick, I can attest to both how healing and supporting the gift of a handmade quilt is, not just for the afflicted person, but for the quilt creator as well. What most can assail the loved one of a sick person is a sense of helplessness which is overcome with the industrious application of a lovely project which will provide warmth and beauty. I salute these girls for giving their beloved teacher such a wonderful gift.

My daughter’s husband’s family lives in San Antonio. They sent the clipping over.

Also: Peterson is a Marshall High School graduate and has been a teacher there for seven years.  A GoFundMe account has been set up to help her family with medical expenses, and you can donate by clicking here.  You can also follow her journey through her Facebook page.

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I am going ahead and posting one of my own Healing Hugs quilts while I’m at it:

This is another quilt I created for Healing Hugs. I find the lavender pastel hues soothing in their own right.
Hope everyone is having a great day!

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