Mayday! Mayday!

May 1, 2014

Today – May 1st – is May Day.  May Day celebrations welcome in spring — no surprise there.  But in a completely different context, “Mayday!” is also the international distress call.  Where did THAT come from?

A quick check online turned up the answer: “mayday” is a phonetic spelling of the French words “m’aidez” which means “Help me!”

Quilters do a lot of helping: as I visit quilters around the country I am constantly impressed at the number of quilts you ladies and gentlemen make just to give away to people in need.  You have BIG hearts!

So today, May Day, I just want to salute all of you who spend so many hours at your sewing machines sharing your time, talent, money and love with people you don’t even know.   Thank you for caring and sharing.



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