Phyllis's charity is the Thomas Fire/Mudslide Victims. She thought it must be awful for anyone who has lost their whole life in a puff of smoke, and felt it was important to bring a little cheer to them and to let them know that others care about their plight.
Phyllis made 5 pillowcases to donate that would mostly appeal to children since she felt that they were hit especially hard and might have a hard time feeling safe. A pillowcase is something they can take with them from one temporary residence to another, and provides a bit of consistency no matter where they lay their heads. And the fabrics she chose were fun and cheerful.
Written by Pat Young of PatsPassionQuilteds, Quiltsy Team member since May 2011.