The web isn’t all the time an uplifting place, however typically, one thing occurs that reaffirms your perception within the goodness of humanity. For Twitter consumer Shannon Downey, that appears to be precisely what went down after she despatched out a name for assist finishing an unfinished quilting challenge that she got here throughout at an property sale.
In a Twitter thread that has gone viral since she posted it on Wednesday, Downey explains how she found a field stuffed with yet-to-be embroidered cloth squares within the bed room of a house that had been owned by a not too long ago deceased 99-year-old girl named Rita and simply knew that she needed to end what Rita had began.
“I knew I had to purchase it and end it however it was an enormous f—ing endeavor and whereas I embroider, I don’t quilt,” she wrote. “I purchased it for $6.”
As an alternative of tackling the challenge on her personal, Downey determined to succeed in out to her Instagram followers for assist; the response was on the spot and overwhelming. “In someday, I had over 1,000 volunteers!!! As a result of individuals are superb,” she wrote. “There are 100 particular person hexagons to be embroidered to make the quilt…”
Downey went on to say that whereas her stitchers have been nonetheless busy embroidering — utilizing a quilt Rita had already accomplished as a mode information — she already had 30 quilters able to deal with the quilting section.
“The packages are arriving to my stitchers and they’re furiously stitching their hexies,” she wrote. “We’re utilizing the finished map that I purchased (that we are able to fairly assume was made by Rita) to attempt to mirror her stitching strategies and elegance!”
See the total thread under.