Hello everyone! I hope you’re all staying warm and snug this horrific winter of 2015! It’s perfect weather to stay inside and sew. We received a couple of quilts last month for the Fat Quarter Challenge. Here they are:
You’ll also be seeing these later in the post as they are on their way to comfort children in the Syrian Refugee camps. But first…the winner for the $25 gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop is Sandra Ohler!! We’ll have that sent to you pronto, Sandra! Congratulations!
Just this morning I sent 2 boxes to Washington state to be sent to the refugees. This is going to be an ongoing project for us this year. These will be going to children who are receiving treatment for PTSD. Rita from the Salaam Cultural Museum, whom we sent quilts to last year for the refugees, has started trauma treatment centers with programs for the children lasting between three and six months. One of the outings that they had recently had them doing something that they’d never done before…seeing and touching grass! The children are given quilts at the beginning of their program and the quilts are kept at the Center for them. Then upon “graduation” the children will be able to take the quilts home. The need is so great. We need about 350 quilts before December to help these children. So take advantage of your frightful weather and sew, sew, sew!! They have asked that we NOT include any helicopters, planes or military type fabrics. The children have been traumatized by these things. Bright, happy colors will surely bring joy to their hearts and ease their minds. They also love red and green quilts as those are the colors of the Syrian flag. Ages range from 5-16 but our typical quilt size of between 40-45″ wide and 48-60″ long made from 100% cotton fabrics works wonderfully well for them.
Here are the pictures of the quilts that are on their way today! Sorry but the wind insisted on blowing so some of the pictures aren’t the best.
Thanks goes out to Dakota Co Star Quilters, Carol Egan from the Sunshine Guild, Judy Cabot, Kathy Elston, Carolyn Sowers, Donna Dellacamera, Quilting for Christ Ministry, Linda Ferraro, Linda Cadzow, Sandra Ohler, Della Burwell, Joy McAuley, Claudia S, and Vivian Taylor.
Until next time, carry on and sew away!