Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Giving Thanks by Giving Back

When the Fat Quarter Shop asked its readers to contribute to the Storm Sandy relief efforts last week, I knew I had a top or two I could finish up to send. This week I got them quilted, labeled and ready to be packed and shipped.

 
 
When My 3 little girls arrived for Thanksgiving
 last night the first thing this morning all they wanted to do was .....SEW!
 
 
 
Ebbi wanted to add one of her special baby blankets ot the box of things going to New Jersey. At 6 years old I am proud to say that she is a budding prodigy...I introduced her to the machine at 18 months and she has been sewing with me ever since. Now she can do most if it on her own! I love that I have little girls and (boy) the love to be in the studio with me. They even have their own dedicated grandkid sewing machine to sew with.


 
Nesse, age 4, pinning her favorite fabric
 
 
Henderson, 6,  used to be my best "cutter of threads", now he wants his turn on the the machine too.
 
     

Lucie, 18 months, in training.
 She's a mover and shaker, so it make
 take this little one a bit longer to catch on!
 
 

Last year when the tornado tumbled through Joplin, Mo. (only miles form my sister's home), my neighbors and I worked a day and made many quilts to send. Their generousity I know warmed many a heart when this batch of quilts arrived. There is much to be said about giving back. When we have so very much it's a wonderful feeling to help those in need. So gather up your friends and neighbors and plan a day to sew. You'll be so glad you did.
 
To contribute to this years Super Storm Sandy relief with blankets and quilts...
contact Lane Falcon below follwing her instructions
 
 
 
Super Storm Sandy and my area of the world.
Having missed the entire storm, by being in Houston for Market, I felt helpless as my family were in NYC without me. I started to organize a quilt drive for our area while I was still in Houston.

Once home, I realized how seriously the storm affected my neighborhood, my friends, and fellow New Yorkers, CT, PA and NJ... Homes have been wiped off the face of the earth, people are cold, and wet, and we have rain and snow coming. I need to be able to help NOW.

I just had a call from Raul Russi, Head of the Acacia Network, whom I had previously partnered with on my BUMBLEBEANSBASICS.com
Quilt Drive for homeless families being taken out of shelters and put into transitional housing.

He said, "We have 150-200 quilts here, right now. And since the rest of my families are INSIDE already, can we deliver these quilts in our medical trucks to the people in the Rockaways, NOW?" I said, "YES! Let's go!"

http://bumblebeansbasics.com/

WHAT WE NEED:

QUILTS AND BLANKETS are needed ASAP. 
 
Home-made or Store Bought QUILTS AND BLANKETS: ANY SIZE. 
Quilts will be accepted, and handed out as quickly as they come in.

Give Selflessly.

Thank you cards will not be sent out due to the urgency of the events of SANDY.

REAL THANKS:

LABEL YOUR QUILTS, Name, address and email.

The person who receives your quilt may want to thank you themselves.


Send Quilts & Blankets to:

Basic Housing, Inc.
Attn: Robert Gonzalez / H.SANDY
540 East 180th Street, Bronx, NY 10457


PLEASE Include INSIDE THE BOX CLEARLY WRITTEN your name, email & address & Phone
please ship them with delivery confirmation. Any questions, Please email:
Lane Falcon

lfalcon@acacianetwork.org

THANK YOU

THANK YOU

THANK YOU!

Victoria Findlay Wolfe
bumblebeansinc.com
 
We are thankful for all of you! Warmest wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday
 
Dodi, Heidi and Meg
 
 
 

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