Thanks to Quilt Shops, Designers & Manufacturers

Many of you already know that our group is non-profit and completely relies upon the generosity of our volunteers and corporate gifts. Over the past year we have been fortunate to receive donations from manufacturers and independent quilt shops.

First up is the Fat Quarter Shop For the past few years we’ve given out fat quarters at the International Quilt Festival (IQF) as a challenge for quilters to make a quilt for us and be entered in an annual drawing for $100. During the past year, beginning in November, the Fat Quarter Shop donated a $25 gift certificate for a monthly drawing for Fat Quarter Challenge quilts returned to us. This was the first year that we were able to provide a monthly incentive. The earlier you turned in your quilt, the more chances you had to win this $25 since you would be entered in each month’s drawing after we received your quilt. We are pleased to announce that the Fat Quarter Shop will again be sponsoring our monthly drawing. If you’re in Houston, stop by and see them at booth 1524.

(Please note that I have tried to include IQF booth numbers for manufacturers and vendors referenced in this post.  If a booth number is not listed, it does not mean that they will not be at IQF.)

There are times that manufacturers contact us about donations. We were recently contacted by Marcus Fabrics to see if we could use some fabric. Well that was an easy answer, we can always use fabric. They will be at Houston, booth 1022.

Another manufacturer that has helped us is Fairfield who provided us with batting. Our Regional Coordinator, Noreen Fling, recently picked up the batting that they donated to us. Noreen, her husband Rodger, and Amy D’Alessandro from Fairfield are pictured below.

Finally, some other independent quilt shops & designers that have also given us donations in the past year are listed below. A big thanks to the following:

Jordan Fabrics  Grants Pass OR
Pioneer Quilts  Milwaukie, OR
Pocket Change Fabrics  IQF #656, Las Vegas, NV
The Quilt Nest   Castle Rock, WA
Quilting Delights   Happy Valley, OR
Diane Springer Designs  IQF # 2800, Ruston, LA
Pat Fryer with Villa Rosa Designs   IQF # 2710, Smartsville, CA

Thanks so much to all of you for helping us provide quilts to children.
Cheers, Tina

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