Every good thing must come to an end.
If there's one thing I've learned in life about endings is that when one moment ends, another one begins.
We are now at the end of the very first QAL & Donate.
Yet, that just means a new one can begin!
More on that later though.
For today, let's celebrate! Let's rejoice in the journey we've traveled.
Very soon, a child somewhere is going to be given YOUR quilt...the quilt you've spent precious time on and lots of hard work to complete.
Your financial and time sacrifices will not go unnoticed. The result will be a gift.
This gift can't be repaid and cannot even be reciprocated.
However it will be treasured beyond what we can imagine.
So sit back, enjoy the beautiful work you've done, and soak in the joy that comes so much more in our giving than receiving.
Good job, my friend!
Week 4 Winner
The winner of free long arm quilting from Modernly Stitched is @beckymurrayquilts!
Congratulations! I know you'll enjoy Beth's work. She does an amazing job!
I'll be in contact with further details.
Even if you didn't win, you still have the chance to receive 30% off long arm quilting on your Valle Crucis Quilt!
Beth has generously offered this discount for QAL & Donate participants. All you need to do is have your quilt sent to Beth postmarked by October 22.
To prepare you quilt top, please visit Beth's website to receive all the information.
Quilts for Kids, Inc. is not just a donation center but a store as well.
All the fabric and batting they sell are for the purpose of making quilts to donate...and they make no money off of their sales!
Recently, they received a huge shipment of batting.
Linda is offering this top notch Pellon Batting for only $5/yard!
This deal is only for volunteers such as yourself.
If you would like to purchase this batting, you can call (215) 295-5484 and ask for Linda. Feel free to tell her I sent you!
Look at all this batting!!
I'm including the instructions for the donations. Please review them and reach out to me with any questions you may have.
Please use a matching back fabric. (For example: They don't want a boy themed front and a girl themed back.)
Please use cotton or poly or a combination LOW LOFT 1/4" or 1/8" batting. (Quilts for Kids, Inc. does sell batting at a lower cost to you. For more information, you can email them at email@example.com or call at 215-295-5484.)
Please use machine quilting about every 2" or so, including the borders.
Please wash your quilt before sending it in the mail. (That way, when it arrives, it will be ready to be sent to a child immediately and it saves Quilts for Kids volunteers A LOT of time!)
When you're ready to mail your quilt, please include this return form.
Pay it Forward: You can help with the cost of shipping donated quilts to the children by including $10 check (or any amount) with your quilt.
The End of One...The Beginning of Another
Like I previously mentioned, the end of this event ushers in the beginning of another.
I am ecstatic to announce that the next QAL & Donate will begin January 10, 2022!
If you are interested in participating, you can sign up for the most recent updates so that you don't miss out.
The behind the scenes work is taking place now planning everything for January.
As Linda from Quilts for Kids, Inc. says, "The more that know, the more that sew!"
So feel free to pass the word and invite a friend or two!
A Final Thank You
I have expressed to you on numerous occasions how thankful I am for your participation in the first of many QAL & Donate events!
Truth is, I can never say it enough.
The fact that you decided to sign up, make the quilt, and donate it shows your selfless and kind heart.
Knowing that you're that kind of person makes it a great honor to host this event in which you decided to participate!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are so dear!
Your quilty friend,