Friday, February 17, 2012

HOYST and the K Bar B Ranch

We wrote in our newsletter last week about a local program for displaced students and put out a request for pillowcases.

HOYST (Homeless Outreach for Youth in St. Tammany) is sponsoring the Kids in Transition program to help these motivated students see their way through high school in our parish and you can read about it here in the CityBusiness article from last fall.

Now, March 17 is National Quilting Day and we know quilters are very giving people, helping people in need and we are asking anyone who would like to join us in this quest to bring in handmade pillowcases (and new pillows if you would like!) to the shop before March 17th. Pearl is giving a $5.00 Gift Certificate to every donor as a Thank You.

Our goal is to make and donate 70 (you read that right...70) pillowcases and new pillows to these kids who don't have much in this life to call their own. As they struggle to get through life's difficulties, it would be nice for them to know there are people out here who are cheering them on and care.

We have already received some cases (thank you Jennifer W!) and are on our way to reaching our goal. We thank you all in advance for generously supporting these causes in the past and hope you join us again for this one.

If you need a pattern to go by, has several free ones to choose from and you can see them here. Some are easy, some are challenging and all are terrific.

The local quilt group, Sharp Needles, will be busy on this project at the shop on Tuesday, March 6 if you'd like to swing by and see the stacks.

Again, we here at Bright Hopes Quilting want to thank everyone who pitches in on our "challenges" and want you to know how very much we appreciate your involvement.


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