While preparing a recent collection of baby quilts, books, fleece hats & such for delivery I was reminded that the Quilt Shop has many groups, students, individuals, designers, teachers, friends, family and neighbors who are very talented and look forward to crafting things that can be put to good use for the needs of others. And many of those have knowledge of not only sewing but crochet and knitting too. Thanks to all this support, this month we sent out a full box that contained 14 quilts paired with books, some crocheted afghans, hats, gloves & scarves to the Christian Appalachian Project (CAP).
CAP is an interdenominational, non-profit Christian organization committed to serving people in need in Appalachia. One of which is providing opportunities for children to reach their highest developmental potential by providing physical, spiritual and emotional support.
For all who would like to participate in that effort we are accepting donations of handcrafted & store bought (if preferred) of children’s hats, gloves, scarf's, socks, baby quilts & blankets to include books and school supplies. Donations of sewing materials to be used for this purpose will be accepted too.
These donations are being accepted on an ongoing basis, and I look forward to seeing the wonderful items you all come up with to meet the needs of these children.
Also, remember Spring Water Designs is participating in Moda's Piece & Comfort Challenge to recognize and honor the sacrifices that are made by our country's military families. The challenge begins January 1, 2015, and finished quilts are due in the shop by March 31st. The featured fabric lines are in the shop now, and proceeds from the challenge will benefit USACares.org. Click Here for Fabrics, and Layer Cakes. For more information about the challenge click here
Enjoy the day!