Thursday, August 13, 2009

A Day For Linus...

Yesterday was our day to quilt for Project Linus. We meet at Cabin Fever Quilt Shoppe down in town. They have been providing us with a classroom to use for the last two years. That is a significant contribution to our efforts to make quilts and blankets for children in crisis. We had a great potluck lunch (nobody says quilters are not foodies too) and a four hours of sewing together. At right snap of our leader, Sandy, who is the provides the enthusiasm and emotional glue that keeps us energized.

Two visitors from the Red Cross came to say thank you for our quilts. Their volunteers respond to disasters small and large carry our quilts in their vehicles.....A family sitting on the curb in front of their burning house will get age-appropriate 'blankies'......piles of quilts went to New Orleans. Well, if you are not familiar with the organization, please click here. If you sew....think about joining a group in your town.