It has been my experience that quilters are the most selfless, giving group of individuals ever, and once again, recent calls for help did not go unheeded. I’m often moved to help when a specific need arises, but limited time and resources limit the help I’m personally able to provide. I am thankful that I can use Sweet Home Quilt Co. as a means to facilitate help in those situations.
Just like everyone else, I was immensely shocked and saddened by the devastation left behind along the eastern seaboard by Hurricane Sandy in late October. What little I was able to do personally just didn’t seem to be enough; but then I learned of an effort spearheaded by Victoria Findlay Wolfe through Acacia Network in New York to collect quilts and blankets for those most seriously impacted by the storm and I realized I could facilitate the gathering and shipping of donated quilts from our quilting community.
One email later and the donated quilts began pouring in, along with monetary donations to help with the shipping costs! After 10 days, we had shipped 13 huge boxes filled with nearly 100 quilts and blankets to Acacia Network!
I recently received a warm thank you note from Victoria and the folks at Acacia Network that reads in part:
Thank you for the beautiful quilts donated to the Bumble Beans and Acacia Network Quilt Drive. These will go to individuals, families and children affected by the recent super storm.
It warms my heart to know that our quilting community rose to the occasion once again, and almost 100 people will have a beautiful quilt, at the least, to bring warmth and comfort as they recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. Thank you, thank you to all of you who answered our call to help!