2022 was a record for us – 4626 Quilts Delivered!! The “second place” year was 3578 quilts, so we topped our prior record by over 1000 quilts!
We continued to partner with charitable organizations who distribute our quilts to foster and troubled children in the US, refugee programs around the world, and others serving children in need in the US and around the world. The groups receiving the most quilts in 2022 were:
Comfort Cases (Foster children around the US)
Salaam Cultural Museum (SCM) (As part of their medical missions to refugees around the world)
Jeremiah’s Hope (Ukraine Refugees)
Quilted Twins (Ukraine Refugees)
Forgotten People (Navajo Nation Holiday giving) – this partnership is one of our most enduring – over 10 years strong!
In 2022 we had a lot to be thankful for – we returned to Houston for IQF and loved seeing all your smiling faces after a long absence! We also have two new Regional Coordinators, who will grow our outreach and are both working with guilds to bring more quilts to us.
Unfortunately, 2022 brought sadness as well. Our beloved friend Carol Egan – prolific quilter, enthusiastic Fat Quarter Challenge Coordinator and overall Quilts Beyond Borders champion – passed away in December after a brief illness. Others on our team of volunteers are on the mend from serious health issues and losses. We are so grateful to our volunteer team and to the many hundreds of quilters across the US and around the world who keep making our mission possible. Thank you!
2023 promises to be busy as well, we have already committed to delivering over 1500 quilts to several returning partners and new ones, stay tuned and get quilting! Learn more here about the sizes and types of quilts we can take.
Carla Triemer, QBB President
Wow!! I love making quilts for QBB and its great to read about the final destination of all these quilts. I know my quilts are just a very small small part of the organization so it’s good to see the big picture every now and then.
So sorry to read about Carol. Will someone else be coordinating the FQC?
Thanks for quilting for us, Deb! We appreciate it, and I know the children who receive your quilts love them!
The Fat Quarter Challenge is being coordinated by LaDonna Helveston. Stay tuned! I know she’s planning to post some info about it soon. We included her name and contact info with the fat quarters we gave out at Houston. If you need her contact info immediately, please send an email to us at QuiltsBeyondBorders@gmail.com and we will provide it to you.
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