Lots of updates to share about the Hurricane Sandy quilts project. Look closely, and maybe you'll be able to see your quilt blocks in one of these photos. First of all, more quilts have been finished and delivered:
|Thanks, Char, for quilting and binding and shipping it. Thanks to everyone for the blocks and the backing!|
|Thanks, Marilyn, for quilting and binding and shipping it! Thanks everyone for the blocks and backing!|
Then, there are a bunch of completed tops! I'm still working on assembling my fifth top, but here are 3 more that are currently living with me until I can find a volunteer quilter or get to them myself:
|Thanks, Pam, Kerry and Elizabeth (all from my quilt guild!) for assembling them, and thanks to everyone for the blocks! (excuse the mess in my sewing room!)|
|Thanks, Becki! I swiped this photo from your FB page. Am I forgiven?|
The mail for the past week has brought in more than 100 more blocks!
|Thanks, JoAnn, Nancy, Eileen, Kay, Sharon, Teddy, Beth, Carolynn, Annette, K Roy, Lori, C Berge, Diane and Carol!|
And they ARE being delivered to those in need! Check out this link on Victoria's blog to see a photo of the first of our Disappearing 4-patch quilts and it's recipient!!!!
Plus, we've gotten these messages of thanks from Blankie Depot in NJ and the Acacia Network in NY:
11/16/12 from Blankie Depot:
This afternoon, we received your beautiful donations, thank you so much!
Every cozy and cheerful quilt will be heading to a specific volunteer outpost in Long Beach Island, Howell, Long Branch, Keansburg and Red Bank, NJ. The families affected by Hurricane Sandy had been without electric and gas service until just this week. Many "islanders" have lost their homes and it is our mission to provide warmth and compassion during a time of unthinkable loss. Some families are going to be without permanent housing for some time.
Thank YOU for sharing your time and creative talents with NJ residents affected by the storm. It has been such a pleasure to take your calls, respond to your generous emails and experience how beautifully the crafting for charity community comes together to help others.
Hugs from this Jersey girl!
12/7/12 from Blankie Depot:
12/8/12 from Blankie Depot:
12/3/12 from Acacia Network:
Together, we are making a difference! Thank you to all of you for helping make my little goal of making a quilt or two for Hurricane Sandy victims into a huge, happy, scrappy dream come true!
(and my apologies if I have left you off my thank yous or Heroes list - I'm not the most organized person in the world, so keeping all of this straight is straining my little brain!)