Sunday, March 28, 2021

Sew Some Love Sunday - The Shelter Quilt

Welcome to another edition of Sew Some Love Sunday!!  Today, we're taking a break from the Lutheran World Relief Mission Quilt Drive to bring you another donation opportunity that I was presented by Janis @ Canyon Rim Quilting.

I might have mentioned it before, but here's the whole story...

Back in the beginning of February, Janis approached me in the following email:

I wanted to let you know about an opportunity to do a donation quilt if you are interested. One of my dear friends is the director of ... a non-profit that cares for the homeless in our area. They’ve been doing this work for many years. They have a women’s shelter - limited room, but very nice. They are in the process of expanding though, and will have beds for 35 women and 25 men. They’ve not had a men’s shelter up till now, though they feed the homeless daily. My friend Laura is looking for quilts for the new beds. They are twin size beds and I have other specifications if you are at all interested in participating. They open their new expanded shelter on April 1st and hope to have quilts for all the beds by then.

I responded with the following...

Thanks for the opportunity to contribute, Janis. At any other time, I might have been able to fit it in! As you know, I am in the middle of a massive donation project for Lutheran World Relief. Between that, Project QUILTING, the 2021 TABLE SCRAPS Challenge here on my blog, and the client quilts, along with the commissions that I'm working on, I doubt there's really any time for another thing on my plate.
Just in case I can manage it, what are the requirements? I will check my stash of quilts to see if there might be one that I can quilt up quickly. I can also ask my Quilt Bee to check theirs, as well.

Please advise.

When Janis provided the additional information requested, I asked the members of my Weekly Quilt Bee if they might have quilts available for donation.  Maggie stepped up to the plate, as her Morewood Mystery was almost finished.  She had plans to donate it (somewhere) and was happy to help.  I sent the following photo to Janis for Laura's apprioval:

Britt soon followed by volunteering to quilt the quilt.  I was on hand for a photo op on the day of the quilt top drop-off:

I received the following photo once the quilting had been completed:

Last weekend was delivery day:

Here's a close-up to show the quilting:

I'll be mailing out the completed quilt in the next day or so.  By the time you read this, it should be well on it's way across the country:

Here are the three busy bees who worked together to bring a quilt to a bed for a homeless shelter in Northern California:

Thanks for the teamwork, ladies!  Maggie and Britt, your contributions are greatly appreciated.  It feels good to give of our time and talents to bring comfort to others.

Until next time...
Sew Some Love!!!


  1. Wow that is a beautiful quilt! Whoever gets that on their bed will be so blessed.
    I've made quilts for Mercyful Quilts, but the shipping from Texas to California does get expensive. I'd love to find a local shelter that needs adult sized quilts.

  2. Gorgeous! What a wonderful team effort for such a great cause!

  3. What a lovely gesture and such a wonderful team effort. Bravo ladies. You are awesome. ;^)

  4. Wow, well done ladies, you did a beautiful quilt, full of love.

  5. You and your quilt pals are truly amazing. It's wonderful how you all work together to provide much needed quilts.

  6. Wow - what a great post! Thanks Joy for putting the story of that lovely quilt out there. I know Laura is very excited about receiving the quilt for the Jesus Center. I was so glad to see the photos of the gracious women who stepped up to do the work to provide a blanket for someone needing shelter. Many, many thanks to each one involved!

  7. Wow- I love all of this love. Each quilt is like a hug!!! Well done you fabulous women!!

  8. What a wonderful collaboration! Bravo!


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