Every year the Utah Quilt Guild hosts an Orphan block night. Members donate their orphan blocks. Then we gather to have a fun night of putting those blocks into quilts. The quilts are then given to a charity. The gift of giving quilts is such a joy! Friday HandiQuilter generously allowed us to use their awesome machines to quilt beautiful quilts that were made this year. My friend, Ruth, helped me create backs and cut batting. Thursday night I made a crockpot of soup. Friday morning bright and early I loaded up the quilts, backs, batting, soup and a few gifts.
Thanks to so many amazing people we are helping to give comfort to those battling cancer. Quilters are such generous people. I had people reach out to me who were unable to attend the event. They still wanted to help. I’ve arranged with them to take a few of the quilt that were not finished to quilt at home. Yea! Together we are bringing comfort and hope. Little by little making the world a softer more comfy place.
Do you want to help in this great mission? Then I’ve got great news for you! Accuquilt is teaming up with Moda for a year long Gift of Giving event. This is a great way to pay it forward. Allowing you to use your talents to help others. Follow the link to learn more. Watch for posts from me and other designers on quilt ideas you can create to accomplish your goal.
What a nice story. Good for you, your guild, and Handiquilter!
I can never keep up with the need. I give away my quilts to referrals made on the behalf of someone struggling with a medical situation- most of the time cancer. Right now, I am trying to up the stock of man quilts since this year has had them fly out the door. I am trying to pull fabrics that a man would find comforting. I have lots of tops to quilt that a woman would love. Love to read what you are doing.