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The ramblings of an ex-suburbanite gone rural.

Friday, December 14, 2007

The Numbers Are In!

Assuming that there are no more on the way (I don't think there are), we received a grand total of 45 quilts or blankets! Ever child that we hoped to give a quilt to has or will be receiving one...as well as all siblings. This was so much more than I could have hoped for. Our thanks and tears of happiness go out to all who helped or even thought of us through this endeavor. Christmas will be happy and warm thanks to everyone's kindness!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Quilts Have Been Pouring In!

Okay, so I haven't updated in quite a while, but wow have we been blessed. Thanks go out to so many people. We received a donation of over a dozen infant quilts from Project Linus, 2 I Spy quilts from Sophie and Colene and the About.com quilting forum, fleece throws and scarves from Anna in Illinois, 2 beautiful whole cloth quilts from Chanda in Montana, 5 quilts from Julie in IL (sock Monkeys garden girls, rubber duckies, Mickey Mouse and hermit crabs), a beautiful 30s repro cat quilt from Pat in NM and 3 quilt tops from AnneMarie (2 of which I have completed)

We've started ditributing them, much to the joy and surprise of our families!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Cuddle Quilt Update

8 quilts so far and counting...
Thanks to all who have contributed as well as those with works in progress!We have quilts from Anne in VT, Annie in Maine,Lea from Oregon,Charlene in NJ and a couple from me.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Holiday Cuddle Project

Every year we try to spread some holiday joy to the children and families that we work with. With generous donations from the Marine Corps Toys for Kids program and donations from our supervisory union employees we are able assist many needy families in creating a holiday that their children will happily remember. Last year we were able to provide gifts for many of the children in our program as well as younger and older siblings.

This year I am working on "cuddle quilts" for our little ones. My 7 -year- old is assisting with the quilt making and has even chosen a particular child that she wishes to create for. I have also posted on the about.com quilting forum asking for donations. Well, wouldn't you know, within just a few hours I had my first offer of a quilt to donate. I am so excited to be doing this because I know what joy it will bring to these children.
I hope to soon have photos of some of the quilts I am working on and maybe even photos of the quilts that are being sent to me for these wonderful children!