Just last week some of the charity quilts were sent out to binders…and already, someone has their two quilts done!! WOW. I am so impressed. I’ve gotten notes from others that one of theirs was done or that they are happily working on some. It’s no race at all.
I got this note from Heather L.:
As promised, here are the pictures of the quilts I received to bind and then donate. I received 2 quilts. The tan quilt was labeled from Pat Templin in Spokane, WA. The pink and green quilt is from Sharon Judkins in Hatfield, AR. Both quilts are finished and will be donated to Quilts of Compassion located in Toledo, OH. They are boxed up and will be delivered to UPS this afternoon. I live in Saline, MI and we have a local historical society that maintains a farm museum and the old depot station in town. The outside pictures were taken at those locations.
If I had to pick a favorite it would be both quilts on the back of the red caboose. Who doesn’t love a red caboose? LOL Anyways, when I think about traveling by train in that era the word “journey” comes to mind. These quilts have definitely been on a journey. They were created in Washington and Arkansas, made their way to Iowa and then to Michigan. Next stop – Toledo, OH to be gifted to a family in need. Bless the families that receive them. Thank you for all of your generosity. I am so glad I found your blog and was able to contribute.”
Oh, I can’t tell you how happy I am with the way this all turned out. I’ve been so worried about getting these quilts out to people and where they need to be. Having volunteer binders was a wonderful idea….THANKS to the many that offered and the many who are currently working on the quilts.
I am compiling a listing of volunteer binders. Please send a note directly to my email to be considered to be a binder. Just for reference sake, here are the guidelines again:
1-A volunteer tells if you’d like one or two quilts to bind.
2-They tell me the size preferred to work on…I have baby, to lap, to single to queen.
3-I send it to them
4-They bind it and send me a picture of the quilt finished along with the name of the original maker of the quilt top
5-They pick a charity or worthy cause to donate it to, tell me the charity and donate it.
6-I write a blog post about it.
Thanks so much to all the ladies involved in making this quilt adventure a success…
Hats off to Heather, Sharon and Pat. May these quilts be a mode of healing for the people who receive them through the charity group Quilts of Compassion.
If you have questions about our charity quilting project we have a page that addresses most of the frequently asked questions. You can find that here.