A few days ago the Quiltsy Team was delighted to read this wonderful report on the team in the Etsy Community News: May 2015 .
Etsy shop owners know they can do more good when they work together. The Quiltsy Etsy Team
put this idea into practice in March when they organised a team
promotion to benefit their favourite charities. Founded in 2007, the
Quiltsy Team is a group of active of Etsy quilters who use their team as
a virtual meeting place where they offer each other support, swap tips
and advice, and grow as a quilting community. They’re also responsible
for one of the most recognisable features of Etsy’s Brooklyn office: quilted banners that spell Etsy.com.
In celebration of Worldwide Quilting Day on the 21st of March, the
team organised a month of charitable quilting called Quiltsy Cares. Each
day in March, members of the team donated quilts or knit items to a
charity they support. In total, 24 different charities received
donations, including Quilts of Valor, which gives quilts to US service
members and veterans, and Project Linus, which donates handmade blankets
to children in need. The quilters’ stories and their chosen charities
were featured in posts on the Team’s blog.
“When you wrap up in a handmade quilt, you definitely feel loved,” says
Team Captain Pamela Boatright. “Quiltsy Cares allowed many of us to
donate to and spotlight a charity that’s important to us, so it was very
gratifying. We all really love being able to help and comfort others by
Thanks to Kimm Alfonso, author of the above post, for mentioning our Team in such a great newsletter.