Today I have a new volunteer to tell you about, Suzanne…
A bit ago Suzanne contacted me and said she would be interested in helping bind quilts if I had any. SERENDIPITY!! I did.
The Cresco Ladies occasionally bring me quilts that need binding. I like to help out if I can and actually ask them if I can help. They had just brought me some so I passed two to Suzanne.
She ended up finishing them. Here they are…
Suzanne sent a note along with the picture. She writes:
“Earlier you had sent me 2 quilts to bind and give to someone who would appreciate it. I quickly completed binding but kept waiting for them to tell me where they wanted to go.
As I am sure you are aware, there has been devastating flooding in Eastern KY. I live in Central KY.
The Jessamine County school system adopted Knott County to help the residents. As a retired teacher of Jessamine County, I was proud to see the school district helping our county reach out to help.
Knott County has major damage. Many, many people have no homes. However, FEMA mobile homes are arriving to provide housing.
The two quilts you sent me from the Cresco Ladies started talking to me. They said they wanted to go to 2 of those families. The quilts promised to love the folks who received them.
I told the folks at the school buses that were collecting donations that these quilts are ready to give comfort to someone. I hope they go to quilters.
This isn’t a great picture but I wanted the Cresco ladies to see they are proving much-needed comfort for 2 families.
I also wanted to share that I purchased requested items to send on the school buses (underwear, can openers, bug spray, canned food, mops, socks, etc). When I reached the cashier I had about $120 of items. I shared with her that the items were going to Eastern KY. She said she was going to price them at 50%. What a blessing!
Pictured here are two of the school bus drivers who have been loading the buses and will be driving the items to Knott County on Thursday.
Thank you so much for providing me the opportunity to send these 2 quilts to 2 families.”
I ended up talking with the Cresco Ladies and with Suzanne. The Ladies were happy to help and together we’ve sent even more quilts to Suzanne.
First I’ll show you…the ones that aren’t bound yet. Suzanne will bind those. I sent them to her as is.
The colors in the above and below ones are awesome!
This one is fun too.
I am a bird fan so I like this one…
Here is a closer picture of the birds. So pretty.
Orphan blocks played the starring role in this quilt.
I say it all the time…easy quilts are still great quilts. I love the colors.
This one looks like a fabric line quilt. Maybe it’s a line by Fig Tree?
This one looks like a charm square quilt.
Can you believe the wide variety of different quilts?
I love these colors. The blue/gray is a favorite shade of mine.
I’ll let you scroll through a few of the pictures.
This one was so cute. Love the tools.
This one was really large. It’s a cheater cloth quilt, meaning it’s made with printed fabric.
Here is a closer picture.
Any precious moments fans? I love Donna’s machine quilting pattern on this one.
Here’s another baby quilt…
I love the backing fabric they picked. Of course, I’m a polka dot lover.
When I packed these up I had two that didn’t fit into the three bags of quilts that I had. I saved those back and will send them out to Suzane if I get any more in.
I did squeeze in some pillowcases. Kayla, my daughter, made these.
The Cresco Ladies also brought this stack of quilt tops. Any finishers out there needing tops? Does anyone want to become a finisher? I have some tops I can send.
I packaged up all but two quilts and the stack of unfinished tops to Suzanne who will get them to those in need. How’s that for a feel-good story?
Can you believe I messaged Sandra of the Cresco Ladies group and just like that, they had all of those quilts ready to go? WOW…I am continually amazed by all that they do. IMPRESSIVE!!
Many thanks to Suzanne for putting this all into action. It’s so great to have helpers everywhere so we can jump in and help at a moment’s notice.
If tragedy strikes in your area, always feel free to contact me. I’ll find a way, with the help of others to help if I can.