When you make and send a Quilt, you are not only comforting someone you have never met, but providing an object that is useful in ways you probably never imagined. In addition to being a cozy, clean new bed cover, it can be:
Sewers to stitch all the layers together.
People to tie and knot the quilt layers together.
People to launder the fabric and middles.
Woven fabric for making quilt tops and backs.
Batting, blankets and mattress pads for quilt middles.