The Quiltsy Team is a group of quilters who sell their handmade quilts on Etsy.com and when one of our team members alerted us to the plight of the victims of a forest fire in Tennessee, many wanted to send comfort to them.
They were delivered to a distribution centre that has been set up for the fire victims.
Jennifer tells us that the people there were so excited to receive the quilts and that the manager and helpers came out with shopping carts to help unload the quilts. They began sorting them as soon as they got them into the building.
The quilts will be distributed to those still recovering from losing their homes and belongings in the fire that swept down on the town of Gaitlinburg, Tennessee just over two months ago. The volunteers at the centre told Jennifer that the quilts will all be distributed within a day or two. There were people there receiving assistance at the time of the drop off and it seemed to be a very well run centre with cheerful volunteers helping people.
Thank you so much to all of those who donated quilts to help these people. They are truly grateful and wanted us to pass along those thanks to you. Special thanks to Susi for making the hang tags for all the quilts and to Jennifer's husband, Lynn, who contributed so much time and energy to help accomplish this.
Now look at all those boxes and bags to go to recycling . . .