A tribute to my grandmother. She was devoted to quilting and inspired me to create my own quilts. Now offering Longarm quilting services.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Quilts Beyond Borders Chaity Request

Good morning all,
I know some of you also make quilts for Charities.
So Quilts beyond borders sent me this (I have longarm quilted for them) and thought I would share it with you. If you have time may-be you could make a quilt for them. I'm going to make at least one and hope may-be someone else will do the same. I really like this charity. You can follow their blog and see when they deliver the quilts and so on. The children have NOTHING and are so greatful for the quilts. They also accept donations of fabric scraps and the scraps only have to be larger than one inch. So if you need to clean up your stash they do really appreciate the help. They also accept donations to help with the quilting and delivery of the quilts if you are inclined to send money rather than make a quilt.
Thanks for visiting.  
Quilts Beyond Borders has forged a new relationship with Orphan Outreach, located in Plano, TX. Orphan Outreach’s mission is to improve ”the lives of orphans and at-risk children in Guatemala, Honduras, Russia and India through early intervention, education and evangelism.” This is a similar mission shared by Quilts Beyond Borders, which has motivated the work we have done in countries in Africa, as well as Haiti, and Central America. We are grateful to have an opportunity to team up and help Orphan Outreach with an up-coming mission trip to Russia.
The Request
The organization has asked Quilts Beyond Borders to help fulfill a special need for 24 young Russian women, who will soon be graduating from the orphanage and moving into their own apartment. The 24 quilts need to be about 60 inches long and the style should be considered for a young woman, aged 17-20 years old.
As well, Orphan Outreach has requested 12 additional baby quilts for those girls who are currently pregnant. These quilts should be at least 36 inches by 48 inches.
The Deadline
We are asking Quilt Beyond Borders volunteers to commit to making one or more of these 36 quilts by Friday, August 31, 2012. This means the quilts need to be finished and ready to send no later than this date. Please email Quilts Beyond Borders to inform us of your commitment to completing one or more of these quilts by August 31, 2012. We will respond letting you know where you may send the quilt(s) once completed.
We thank you in advance for your willingness to continue your volunteerism with Quilts Beyond Borders. This is a new opportunity and country for Quilts Beyond Borders, and we cannot express our enthusiasm enough. We hope you are equally as excited about enriching the lives of young orphan women and children through your love of quilting.

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