Quilting for Charity

Hi all, it’s Nikol from Sewtropolis. Last week Super Storm Sandy wreaked havoc on the Eastern Coast and within a day the quilting community were putting out the call for quilts. I will do my best to answer this call because I believe that we are all on this earth together and we should help each other out. I also believe that what we give, we will receive in multitude. Both good and bad, so I try to always put good out into the world.

When someone has lost everything my first reaction is to make them feel better – I know a quilt, in some small way, will do just that. So, I will do my best to answer the call for quilt and here are my top 10 reasons you should too – David Letterman style:

10. Chances are you already have everything you need to make a quilt.

9. A quilt can give the someone hope

8. Wrapping yourself in a quilt is like receiving a much-needed hug.

7. You can wrap people AND things up in a quilt.

6. A quilt can bring comfort.

5. A quilt can keep you warm.

4. A quilt can be used by all family members – 2 and 4 legged.

3. Donating a quilt will make you feel good.

2. Quilts are made with love, that love transfers to the recipient when they wrap themselves in that quilt.

And the number one reason to donate a quilt:

1. We need to love and take care of one another.

Want to help? Then please consider making a 12.5” x 12.5” 9-patch quilt block. Vanessa wrote a tutorial on how to make a 9-Patch block. Be sure to cute your squares 4.5”x4.5” in order to get a 12.5”x12.5” block.

I will collect the blocks throughout the month of November and then starting in December I’ll put out another call to help assemble. More on that later! For now, please consider make a few blocks for the victims of Sandy. I promise it will be so appreciated and will make you feel good.

Happy Quilting!

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