One of the most beautiful experiences as a quilter is this moment when we gather together to use our best skills of compassion and quilt making to care for people in need in some way. When tragedies strike, we quilt and give. When babies are born, we quilt and give. When our friend marry, we quilt and give. When tsunami’s come crashing in, we quilt, and give. We quilt and give. While our craft is often set aside as “women’s work” we are skilled laborers and we labor for people we often don’t know, because it’s what we do.
When the invitation to join in with my local shops (listed below) Quilt. Share. Care. came through on social media I joined, offering to help in whatever way I can. There are ways, like sharing this with you, and visiting each one of the shops, and being a “judge” for this event.
The Quilt Tree is “The Home Team”, as they are sewing quilts for an organization that helps homeless people
Pins and Needles is “Pin Pals”, our quilts are baby quilts for donation to local organizations such as Blythedale.
Cotton Candy is “The Pink Ladies” – they have a 50’s theme going on will be making quilts to donate to The Women’s Center of Greater Danbury
The Running Stitch is sewing for Quilts of Valor and their theme is Valor Relay (Helga is an avid runner so its a running theme in Woodbury)
Christie’s Quilting Boutique is sewing for Quilts of Valor
Studio Q in Bethel CT Peace Stitchers with a 60’s theme, making quilts for the Bethel Community Center to disperse as needed to 5 different local charities.
Building and supporting community is such a great thing. I’ll be visiting each shop on the day. I have the difficult job of being the “judge” for this “contest”. So I hope to see you at one of these events.