Hey blog readers…I got a wonderful note from blog reader Meylonie.
She was concerned about me and my upcoming cancer treatment. She wanted me to have a break and not worry too much about the blog while I was going through treatment and recovering. She suggested I ask family or friends to possibly write a couple of blog posts and then feature them here while I am recovering. She, a cancer survivor, knows that people want to help but just don’t know how. That’s why she offered this suggestion.
Initially, I thought no…but then I piggy backed an idea off her original idea. Here’s the idea:
I am calling out any and all community quilt groups or causes to do a little write-up about your group and send it to me. I will put the information into a blog post and feature it here on the blog. You are welcome to include a call for action so that others know more about your efforts and give them a chance to possibly help you.
I am hoping you or someone in your group can answer these questions:
Name of your group:
Cause(s) you are supporting:
State/Country you are located in (town also if you choose):
What your group involves:
-how many members
-how often do you meet
-how many quilts (or other projects) you donate
-how you got started
What can others do to help you?
-quilt tops? sizes?
-fabric type and theme?
Is there a deadline to donate?
Contact person with email:
ALSO please add a couple of pictures (2-10) for interest
Feel free to add any information that might be helpful or interesting.
I think this would be so fun and helpful too. Remember last year when Ray said he wanted patriotic quilt tops so he could help with the Veteran’s Day program in his area and you all sent many quilts? Wouldn’t that be great if we could help other groups as well and learn more about other great causes like Sleep in Heavenly Peace that Karen Sue supports?
We have so many great quilt top makers like Patty in Florida who loves to make quilt tops for kids and donate them to finishers or Annie in WA. I know there are others of you out there too who would like to make tops for worthy organizations.
I also want to open this up to individual quilt top makers. I know many of you are on fixed incomes or out of stash fabric but love to help…let us help you by sending you fabric so you can make tops to donate. Just fill out the information above and I can feature you here on the blog.
It would make me so happy to use the blog as a way to feature people/groups and get the items in their hands that they need to help. I love anything that involves people helping people.
In return, this will take a bit of a load off of me while I recover. These can be sent to me anytime as I’ll put them together now in draft form and then publish them as needed. I could also put these in a new current tab at the top that would be accessible in the future.
I want to encourage anyone/everyone who has asked for goodies before to resubmit again. That way we can have a good database that includes anyone who wants to be included and will remind us of your cause.
Thanks for the great idea Meylonie. I love it!
Please submit your email to firstname.lastname@example.org. THANKS so much!!