Monday, May 18, 2015

Quiltsy Team recognized in the Etsy Newsletter

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 giving.”

Thanks to Kimm Alfonso, author of the above post, for mentioning our Team in such a great newsletter.

7 comments:

StephsQuilts said...

Fabulous recognition by Etsy, lets hope it helps us all, and our charities!

Barb N said...

Yahoo, well deserved, everyone!

PatsPassion said...

So Wonderful to be recognized by Etsy

djw quilts said...

We do good work....glad it garnered a shout out by admin....

cdore44 said...

Yay!! Way to go Quiltsy Team!! This is awesome! Glad the Quiltsy Team was recognized by Etsy!

Sue Simpson said...

Great article!!! I'm proud to be a member of such a wonderful team! We are making the world a bit more cozy, one quilt at a time!

JM in Toronto said...

I'm very proud to be a member of this wonderful team. Great job everyone! It's really nice to be recognized by ETSY in the newsletter.