Saturday, March 22, 2014

Quilts in Route

A Gift of Love
As I've told in a prior post, I fell heir to a most wonderful big stash of fabrics that came to me from a Northern AZ pine-tree city, and I knew this gift would be used to donate some of my sewing endeavors to the homeless in Prescott, AZ.  It's a sad sad situation, like in most cities, homeless and  homeless veterans living in the forest and in storage units.  Families who have lost their homes, some living in their cars.  Prescott gets snow and the forests are cold.  I was on a mission to make as many quilts as I could.  Here are the first three, with more to come. I made labels for the back of each quilt that says "May my simple quilt give you comfort" and "Made from Scraps with Love"..... I have 4 ready to quilt the 3 layers together, there are 3 out for that process and I have more in the hopper to work on.  
 I do not toss one tiny piece of fabric away.  I can make a tote from the pieces, I can make little eyeglass cases,pouches, purses.  Those will be donated to the US Veteran Services to be put in the shop to sell to raise needed funds to help those who so desperately need help.
 I love taking a fabric and putting a quick and simply embroidery design on the front and then create a little tote.
 Look at that curly little dog...
That's it so far, but I am pleased.  And my friend Jean who runs the People's Place in Prescott assures me these sewing endeavors will be so gratefully accepted.

5 comments:

Stephanie said...

You are a truly a giving person. Your community is so blessed to have you. Your quilts are beautiful, Carole. I'm so glad blogging introduced me to you.

1CardCreator said...

So true, all who know you are blessed. I am sure Uncle Jack is looking at you with a huge smile in his heart, he must be so proud of you! ~Diane

Regina Easter said...

Carole you're are truly an amazing lady...so glad to call you my friend.............hugs

Kathlene Clark said...

I haven't visited your blog in awhile, and I am so impressed by the work you are doing on behalf of folks who could use some help. Bless you for your efforts, Carole. You are truly a special lady.

mickeydee said...

You are an amazing lady. Not only card making but amazing seamstress. You have such a giving heart and I am blessed to know you.