Friday, April 15, 2011

The Giving Quilt, Inc.

If you read our newsletter 2 weeks ago, you saw this paragraph:

Speaking of giving in May, The Giving Quilt, Inc. organization is hosting a wonderful One Day event in the month of May, at the St. Gabriel Community Center. All donated quilts will be on display and awards will be given for "Celebrity Judges" and "Viewer's Choice".
At 2 pm, the presentations will begin and the representatives from the charities of your choice will be on hand to receive them!
The list of 16 charities includes worthy charities such as The Linus Project, ALS Association, Southeast Louisiana War Veterans Home, Volunteers of America and Quilts of Valor. Get all the information you need at their website, or ask us at the shop when you come in.

I just got off the phone with Candy Bergeron who is one of the organizers of this Quilt Show and she plans to be at Bright Hopes Quilting on Thursday, April 21 to pick up any donated quilt.

If you are planning to make a donation and want to save a little wear n tear on your car, drop off your quilts before the close of business Wednesday (or first thing Thursday morning........that'll work!) and don't forget to print and fill out this form to include with your quilt.

Take a look at the list of possible donor recipient organizations here and make a choice. Some organizations have specific requirements that must be fulfilled prior to the actual donation (like some must be pre-washed. Some expect a presentation case. Some must be no smaller or larger than...) This list will include that important information.

We quilters know the comfort a quilt gives and the warmth we receive in return knowing they will be appreciated by the recipient.

We also love seeing quilts on display, so if you want to enjoy a nice day out in a feel-good environment, come to the show in St. Gabriel, LA on Saturday May 7, 2011 between 10:00 am and be sure to be there at 2:00 pm for the Blessings of the Quilts and presentation. There will be all sorts of stuff to see and do. Hope to see you there!

For additional information, go here.

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