Thursday, September 8, 2011

Charity Crafting

This is from The Stitch Lab:


The devastation of the Central Texas wildfires has left many area friends, families and their pets homeless. We all want to help those who have lost everything, but how?

Quilter Heather Grant and the Modern Day Quilters snapped right into action with a quilt drive. Their goal is to give a quilt to provide comfort and warmth to every child who has lost their home in the fires. They are encouraging twin bed size quilts, but any quilts 45"X60" and over are being accepted. You can ship quilts to:

Valli & Kim Quilt Shop, Attn: Wildfire Quilts

700 West Highway 290, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

If you live closer in to Austin, you can bring them to us at the Stitch Lab and Heather will happy to pick them up.
Stay tuned for more opportunities to help out.

If you're like me and don't have the immediate time to make a quilt from start to finish alone, consider working on one as a group or donating fabrics from your stash for others to pick up and work with. The Stitch Lab will keep a free fabric bin dedicated to wildfire relief quilts on our front porch. You can donate or pick up fabrics at your convenience.

You can also help in many other ways: Austin Humane Society (currently housing many Bastrop pets), and here is a comprehensive list from the Austin American Statesman

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