Thursday, February 25, 2016

Quiltsy Cares 2016

We are gearing up for our month of giving to celebrate National Quilting Month!  We have a full slate of charitable projects made by our awesome team members and will be highlighting their gift, their cause and their Etsy shop - one per day for the whole month of March.
Quilters are the most kind-hearted, giving people around.  The Quiltsy Team is no exception.  Despite their busy lives, these wonderful quilters spend some of their valuable time to give to those around them.  This year we have a large variety of charities being benefited from the tiniest preemie, to domestic violence victims, to veterans.  Some of the quilts were made to be given to a child, some quilts were made to be auctioned to raise money for a cause.  Each item was made with love and care by a special individual.  

We are proud to spend the month of March sharing these stories of generosity, of rising to meet a need and provide comfort and warmth to someone in need of knowing that someone cares.  It is a joy to celebrate not only the talent, but the caring spirit of the members of our team!  We hope you will follow along and join us in promoting not only the quilters, but also the charities that they care about.  We hope to encourage each reader to reach out to the needs in their own community and do what they can to help those in need around them.  

Come back to our blog starting March 1 and follow along as we highlight the projects we have selected to share with you this year.  There will be many beautiful quilts as well as other handmade items created by our talented quilters.  Over 75 quilts have been donated, not to mention knitted and crocheted blankets and afghans, as well as headscarves.  We have 30 different charities donated - many of them local to the quilter who donated!  

We hope you enjoy the month of posts and invite you to take a little time to get to our members and the causes they care about.  We think it will be worth your while!


Kathy Kinsella said...

A great example of the generosity of quilters during March, which is also Quilting Month.

Sally said...

So honored to be a part of the large world of generous quilters and a smaller Quiltsy Team. This second annual QUILTSY CARES event shows a generous out pouring of love and compassion!

Chris V said...

I'm looking forward to seeing and reading about the many quilt donations over the coming month. Such a great initiative by a wonderful virtual group of quilters!

JM in Toronto said...

This goes to show that quilters are some of the most generous people around. It is a super way to celebrate National Quilting Month!