If you missed yesterday evening’s post, go read that first and then come back here and read this….
In yesterday’s post I had written what happens with fabrics that are gifted to me. I also wrote something about reading a post from a few years back on Bonnie Hunter’s blog about a gal that was volunteering at a local food pantry who put together scrap bags of fabrics and put them out for pantry users to take. At the time I read the story it was very touching for me. In a million years I cannot imagine life without fabric. The story made me get all teary eyed to even think of. For me, sewing is such therapy and I can’t imagine life without it.
The story has stuck in my mind. I have always been thinking someday I’ll pursue that more..someday I’ll see if I can find that blog post on Bonnie’s blog. Someday I’ll try to see if I can find the volunteer and help her help others.
Well getting the question about fabric and charity quilts from Marie yesterday really got me thinking….Maybe now is the time to try to find out more. Maybe now is the time to see if I can help.
I started out with Google (don’t most things in life start with Google now days?) I typed in “Quiltville food pantry”. Just like that, I found the post.
I read through the post and it was as I remembered….now what to do next? I think find Julie. If I can find Julie maybe she could accept some donations and put them out….maybe she could put me in contact with someone who would know how or where to target a donation.
Do any of you know Julie from the Quiltville post I mentioned? Do any of you have a contact with a food pantry in rural Mountains in Northern TN and Southern KY?
I did leave a post on Quiltville’s Open Studio Facebook page…any other suggestions?
As much as giving quilts to people is wonderful and amazing, I can’t help but wonder if giving the supplies to make their own might equally if not more amazing to some in need.
I did leave a post on Quiltville’s Open Studio page…any other suggestions?