See you in Houston!

We’re pleased to announce that we’ll once again have a booth at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, October 30 – November 3.  This would be an excellent time to turn in quilt tops or finished quilts made from kits or from fat quarters for the Fat Quarter Challenge that you picked up from us at last year’s IQF or other shows in prior years.

We greatly appreciate receiving completed quilts, as we’re able to get those most quickly into the hands of children who need them.  If you don’t care to quilt your top, we would also appreciate if you can return it to us kitted up with backing (6-8” longer and wider than the top to allow the longarmer to attach the backing to her frame) and binding so that we can quickly send it to a longarmer for completion.

If the quilt or top has been misplaced, substitutes or monetary donations are gladly accepted.

We currently have initiatives going on to get quilts to needy, fostered and homeless children in the US, as well as children in refugee camps in Jordan and Greece.  We are also delivering quilts to Navajo children and elders in the Navajo Nation in the US in time for the cold winter weather.  We anticipate more initiatives during the final months of 2019, as winter is usually our busiest season, so we’re looking forward to seeing the wonderful quilts and tops you bring us!

We also have some items for sale in our booth, including products we have from countries where we have delivered quilts, as well as some of the handmade items made by volunteers for Quilts Beyond Borders.  We recently returned from Ethiopia and brought some items you haven’t seen before.   Every penny you spend in our booth goes to getting more quilts to more children, as we have no paid staff.  We’re all volunteers, working from our homes and communicating via internet.

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

If you have completed quilts but won’t be attending the Festival this year just email quiltsbeyondborders@gmail.com, letting us know where you live, and we’ll send you the address of your closest Regional Coordinator.

Thanks for quilting for us!  Regards,

Carla Triemer

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