Oregon Wildfire Quilts 2020

If you've been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that charity work is a big part of our FMCH community.  Several years ago, we organized making blocks and quilts to send to California for their fire victims.  Then, starting in September of 2018, we spent an entire year making quilts and …

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Finishing the Safelight Project 2020

Now that a couple of months have passed since the big delivery to Safelight, I emailed them to ask if they now had space to take the rest of the bags.  To my surprise, they said that new shelter resident needs have greatly slowed down, and they hadn't used that many bags so far.  Their …

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Counting Blessings, and Safelight Winners

Strong storms roared through our area on Sunday night, with driving rain, thunder and lightening.   The winds were howling up the coves on both sides of our home for some time, and the noise was frightening.  The next day brought the damage to light.  We were counting our blessings that we only lost two …

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Safelight Project Update

It has been a busy time for the Safelight Project.  Lots of packages have come into the post office, and another delivery was made.   I hope I get the names and the pictures right, so much has come in I might be a bit off, but know that I really do appreciate and am very …

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Safelight Project Delivery

Yesterday was a fun day as we packed up the goodie bags and made the delivery to Safelight.  For those new to the project, Safelight incorporates many services for domestic violence victims and sexual assault victims providing counseling, case management, court advocacy, support groups and job training under one umbrella organization.  These bags provide much …

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Safelight Project Update

We have just two weeks to go for the Safelight Project, and I am delighted to announce that the financial goal has been exceeded.  Just yesterday in the mail, our donations rocketed past the goal!   The project will be providing 62 bags for the shelter, with 60 of them designed for women and two …

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Safelight Project 2019 Update

Going to the mailbox last week was such fun, with new surprises several times.  We are making progress towards the goals, and I plan to order the bags this week.  The first package to arrive had three pretty case sets from Melanie Tehan. The incredible Becky Harbour sent five case sets plus a generous monetary …

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Virtual Quilt Show

Today I want to show you a virtual quilt show of quilts done by readers for the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project.  The response from all our longarm quilters and volunteer piecers has been wonderful.  I wish I could show you every single quilt made and received by the project!  But, here are just a few …

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More Quilts for the Hurricane Project

The pile of quilts kept growing over the past couple of weeks, with more coming into the quilt shops.  Thanks to runner, Laura, bringing over the quilts from Cary Quilting, the pile doubled in size! Some of the members of the Asheville Quilt Guild dropped off these pretty quilts. I liked their labels, so cute! …

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Safelight Spa Bags

Last week I found out that Safelight had run out of the bags we made them last summer.  We did Summer Fun bags with lots of goodies and cards inside that were uplifting and encouraging.  I delivered 52 bags to the shelter then, and had enough cards, cases, lipsticks and balms, sunscreen, and money left …

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