Saturday, March 12, 2016

Quiltsy Cares: Susan Funk from SusiQuilts

Today's featured Quiltsy member is Susan Funk of SusiQuilts. Susan lives in Menifee, CA, (southern California). The charity Susan chose to lift up through QuiltsyCares is Binky Patrol, a nationwide organization dedicated to providing blankets (called "binkies") to children in need of comfort.

Binky Patrol is very special to Susan because she was looking for a charity that would benefit children in her community. The Temecula, CA, chapter of Binky Patrol provides binkies to four local hospitals, a foster care organization, and the California Highway Patrol.
"The hospitals keep the binkies on hand in their emergency departments for children in need of comfort," explains Susan. "In one of the hospitals, binkies are also used in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The foster care organization gives binkies to children as they enter the foster care system. And the highway patrol carried them in their cars to use as needed in case of accidents or other calls involving children in need of comforting.

"I donated two small quilts, one for a boy and one for a girl," Susan adds. "They both have bright, fun colors."

Susan, who has been quilting for about 25 years, has been a member of the Etsy Quiltsy team for the past 5 years. Of all the quilting items Susan creates, her favorites are quilted table runners and toppers. "They are such a great way to decorate your home and change up for the seasons and holidays--the possibilites are endless!

Written by Beverly Sullivant of SecondSanctuary Quilts, Quiltsy Team member since 2010.

9 comments:

Barbara Wood said...

Susan, what a great charity! I love that even the highway patrol officers keep these binkies on hand. Your donated quilts are so pretty!

JM in Toronto said...

Adorable quilts, going to a great cause!

Pamela said...

Wonderful quilts! Thanks, Susan!

Chris V said...

Enjoying each of the daily posts. Great charity project Susan.

teachpany said...

I love this charity, Susan, and your table runners are always so pretty.

Debbie said...

Amazing to see such generosity, your binkies will be a comfort to a child in need.

Sally said...

Such a wonderful cause. Little people in need are fortunate to have your devotion to giving!

Sue Simpson said...

What cheerful quilts to help kids in crisis!!! Great job.

Lauren said...

Fabulous charity! Thank you for donating those 2 adorable kids quilts; some soft comfort for a couple of kids having a bad day!