Quilts exemplify precious things: comfort through the warmth they provide; community, since they are often created by groups; and love, given the time and effort they require. Ruth Danner pieced together 55 true, inspirational stories of quilters and quilt-enthusiasts who use their skills to help others. Generosity, compassion, and unselfishness characterize these folks as they go about their quiet work, seeking no recognition — only the satisfaction of giving care and comfort to people in need. Want to raise money, raise awareness, raise hopes? A quilt can accomplish any or all of these. Even if you don’t sew, you can get inspired to turn something you love doing into a way of showing love!