Y’all are some good people

by Erin on January 12, 2010

Remember last year, when I posted a link to a group in California that wanted scraps to make quilts for Quilts for Valor and other groups?

I wanted to share this thank-you note I received from Jane Ellen, who manages their donations:

Over the year I've received at least 6 large boxes of marvelous fabrics–silks, Japanese cottons and more. Most have arrived anonymously, but a couple had return addresses and I hope they got their thank you notes. The Pieces of Love quilting group at Northpoint Church in Corona, CA made and distributed at least 120 quilts in 2009–not bad for our first year with 12 members! Twenty were handpicked for women and children at an emergency homeless shelter and extras were left for others to receive as needed. For seven years our church has partnered with a Head Start Program in a disadvantaged area near us. Each year we give a Christmas in Corona party for the children and their families. This year we had over 400 people on our Christmas lists. Originally we just provided toys for the preschool children, but we have expanded to provide an item of clothing and a toy for each child in a Head Start family and gift cards for the parents. We also provide a small (50×63" min.) quilt for each child under age 3. The last count I heard was 52 quilts this year. Other quilts were personally delivered to members needing a tangible reminder of God's love in our church family. One quilt was sent to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where our church partners with a school and ministry. Several were sent on to Quilts of Valor for wounded warriors. Between now and March we'll put together a blue and white quilt for a woman who's speaking at our women's retreat then. This year's retreat is entitled "Sacred Scraps" and will have many of our quilts.

So thank you, from Jane Ellen, and thank you from me, too!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisa Simeone January 12, 2010 at 6:53 am

Beauty and philanthropy — a winning combination!


Joni January 12, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Its nice to know that the power of the International Sewing Conspiracy can be used for good.


Eirlys January 15, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Amen to that, Joni!


mickey January 18, 2010 at 8:49 am

This is a wonderful update-thank you!


Anonymous January 20, 2010 at 7:30 pm

why dont you start calling this a dress a week, or a dress a month? You have advertisers who are paying you. You are not delivering on their investment.


Sfaith January 23, 2010 at 4:05 am

This brings back memories. Before my mother made her big cross country move from Connecticut to Florida, she donated the majority of her fabric stash to her quilting club. The used it to make quilts for the childrens hospital.


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