Frances Stauffer began making quilts for the Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale when it began in 1946. Her last charity quilt will be auctioned off on Saturday, September 28, 2013 in Elkhart, IN.
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The Palatine Park District quilt group donated quilts to 6 girls at Northwest Treatment Associates. Not only were the quilts pretty bed covers, but they were used to prompt meaningful discussions. One talk emphasized the fact that each quilt is unique and beautiful, just like each of the girls. Other conversations were about ways the girls can nurture and comfort themselves and how there are people who do bad things, but also people who are good and caring.
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How cool is this? I was reading through my rss feeds and found a group of ladies that I know who donated quilts to their local sheriff’s office. Click on the image for the full story.
Click on the image for a cool article on making Quilts of Valor quilts, where experienced quilters pair up with rookie quilters to make quilts for returning soldiers.
If you’d like to help make some quilts you can join the Hands2Help charity quilt challenge. Sarah Craig’s blog can hook you up to make quilts for Happy Chemo. They provide quilts and comfort for chemo patients. Their goal is to make 1500 quilts and they’ve already made 600. Click on the image to find out more.
Bettye Smith makes about 1000 quilts a year for charity. Bettye says, “I get joy out of seeing somebody smile and some times they want to hug you.” Click on the image for the full story.
The Redwood Empire Quilters make quilts for many local charities including quilts for premature babies at St. Joseph Hospital. Click on the image for the full story.