Friday, January 14, 2011

Quilters are Good at Picking Up Pieces

Quilters are good at picking up pieces and making something beautiful. As evidenced by the first finished flimsy from my first Happy Chemo sew in.
But there is more evidence. Take this great cause helping the flood victims.
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Or this one that helps with Alzheimer awareness and research I read abou on Rene's blog.
Or Victoria's Basics Quilt Gather to help the homeless.

I know there is no end to the need for a quilty hug to help those that are less fortunate. And quilters are a generous breed that are more than happy to lend a helping hand. Last week when I posted about my Happy Chemo sew in everyone was more than willing to help me out. Not only did I get great ideas on simple quilts that inexperienced quilters could work on together, I had several people offer to send me quilts.

This got me thinking there may be others who would be willing to help me with my Happy Chemo goal. If you haven't noticed I've set a lofty goal of quilts I would like to have donated to this wonderful charity that has so blessed my life. Take a peek on my sidebar and you will find a Happy Chemo Quiltometer. I will continue to have Happy Chemo sew ins at local quilt shops throughout Utah. I'll post about where and when each month in case you can come and enjoy in the fun quilty hug making. I've also been asked to be over charity quilts for the Utah Quilt Guild and now I'm asking if you would like to help. You can make quilts and send them to me or you can contact me and I'll give you info on how you can be a Happy Chemo Helper and distribute them in your area. If you do this will you still let me know how many quilts so I can add it to the Happy Chemo Quiltometer?
I've made a button if you would like to add it to your blog.
Quilty Hugs for Happy Chemo button


Just grab the html above and paste it in the html gadget in your side bar. Thanks for any help you can give me or any of these other fine ladies and their worthwhile causes.

9 comments:

  1. Bloggers are generous and there are so many ways to help. May you reach your goal.

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  2. I am adding your button to my blog, Em.

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  3. There are so many good causes out there. People are very generous and Grateful for whatever you can give.
    Thanks for pointing out a few good places to donate!

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  4. How beautiful, a quilt gives so much more than you think. I don't think we have something like this here in Belgium. Love the idea.

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  5. I wish you luck with your goal! I'll add your button to my blog, too.

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  6. Can I send you a completed top and backing, or do you need an entire quilt?

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  7. are there guidelines for the quilt sizes? I have a couple that I would like to donate. One I just finished and one should be finished by the end of the month. Please let me know. I'd love to help

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  8. I have a quilt top, binding and backing fabric ready. Is there someone who can add batting and quilt? Those are beyond me right now, but I would like to help if I can. Thanks, Deanna.

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