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.
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!!!