Highlights, June 18, 2022 Recent Newsletter Highlights

Pillows for Uvalde

We have been emotionally overwhelmed by the absolute generosity of quilters in our state and beyond. After our trip to Uvalde a week ago to deliver 37 quilts, batting and fabric, we thought we might see a few more quilts coming in this week.

Customers and friends began arriving and kept coming all week long. We now have 77 quilts and blankets to take on our next trip. There are 47 quilts and 30 Super Hero/Disney blankets. (Kids will love these.) We have also received batting and large pieces of fabric to help the Quilts of Grace group in Uvalde continue to make quilts.

Creations decided we wanted to give 100 pillows (12″ x 16″) which are just the right size for a child to hug. The gals at Creations helped us stitch some and we were plugging along.

“The Flushers” were at The Main House this week and we thought we might wrangle this group of gals into helping us. They not only helped, but took over and finished stitching the 100 covers and then put the pillow forms in all of them. Our deepest thanks to this wonderful group of friends.

Just a pile to show the colorful huggable pillows.

It’s hard to know what to do to help in this or any situation like it. Whatever we do, it is theraputic for ourselves as well as the community of Uvalde. Pick a way to help if you are so inclined. Donate a quilt, batting, fabric, thread and we will be the vessel to get it there. If you are comfortable with a monetary donation, The Community Foundation has a fund to help Uvalde. It is closely controlled so when we made our donatons we felt confident the money would be used wisely. Check them out at The Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country.

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