Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Working Together

A woman in NY had an idea. She asked how she could help a program that works to combat homelessness. She asked if quilts would be helpful. They said, "Yes! We need 800 quilts!"

Yikes.. how does one woman produce 800 quilts? She asks for help from fellow quilters, of course. We came through, and are still coming through! This week the first batch was disbursed to people for their first homes. These two quilts were made by me.





It's pretty rare that I get to see who receives my quilts. I send quilts all over the world and usually never see them again. It's a thrill to see the recipients with smiles on their faces! I hope it means that they love the quilts and will enjoy the warm cuddles that I sent.

And thanks to Victoria whose brain-child this was, to take on quilt production of 800... trusting that others would help and that the dream could be realized. Isn't it fabulous when people work together to accomplish big things?? It warms me down to my toes.

If you are a quilter, you can still help. They need lots more quilts! Check Victoria's blog to see how your quilts can make a difference, too. Here's a link to her blog:

http://www.bumblebeansbasics.com/

5 comments:

Linda said...

Victoria is awesome! You are too! Way to go!

goodnightgram said...

You're amazing! But the smiles in those photos are worth it! Beautiful quilts.

Nancy said...

God Bless you for making these quilts and supporting this program.

The smiles are priceless and make the donation even more special.

sophie said...

How wonderful!! Your quilts aren't just functional ... they're BEAUTIFUL.

BrendaLou said...

Yay for Carol...yay for getting a picture back...yay for quilts and all they do.