Charity Quilts Go International!
How fun is this…
Last September I got a note from Pat in Greece. It said:
“I’m a loyal reader in Athens Greece. As I’ll be in Chicago and Cincinnati visiting family and friends early Oct, I thought I’d send a request. We’re a group of about 8 quilters of various nationalities who have been making charity quilts mostly for children since 2013. We’re now doing 45 for abandoned babies-5yrs. I’d be happy with the flannels or anything else child oriented, ‘happy’…….I’ve been here for going on 40 years and in the old days before airlines and post office changed their rules, I could bring fabric, sheeting I found at Good Will etc, but now my lone suitcase has to hold everything.”
Well that prompted me to send a bag of fabric to Pat. I didn’t send a lot as I figured she’d likely be trying to stuff this all into a suitcase and that the suitcase would have to meet the weight requirements. Pat got the package and that’s the last I heard from her until this…
“We received your generous bag stuffed with scraps and these are among the 45 quilts we just donated to a home for abandoned babies 0-5 yrs here in Athens. Know that your generosity is helping halfway around the world!”
WONDERFUL!! She included pictures.
I never imagined we’d help kids in other countries. How wonderful.
I can’t imagine abandoning a baby. I am sure these little quilts are a great comfort to the kids.
I think this one is my favorite….
Something to lay on to make a cozy clean bed is perfect. I love the bright colorful prints!!
Thank so much to Pat and her crew in Greece. What a comfort you are bringing to children in need.
If there are other readers here from Greece and would like to help out Patwork Greece please get ahold of me and I will get you in touch with Pat. They could use more donations!!