Thursday, February 27, 2014

Operation Homefront-TX Giving Quilts

Last winter, as some of you may recall,
I spearheaded a campaign for baby shower quilts
for Operation Homefront-Texas
Which, by the way, illicited several quilts
for new military moms-to-be,
thank you all very much.
As a matter of fact, a guild in Abilene
made sure that every new mom
at the Abilene shower had a quilt.
If that isn't sweet enough, they have voted to do it every year!
Operation Homefront-Texas contacted me again
and asked if I'd make Giving Quilts this year.

A Giving Quilt is actually a wallhanging
with 16 to 20 pockets in it,
to be distributed to big business, corporate offices, etc.
Employees will be encouraged to fill the pockets with gift cards
for TX military families-in-need.
The businesses will then be encouraged
to match the gift card donations with cash
allowing Operation Homefront to help these families
with their larger more pressing expenses.

My own personal committment is to make ten.
I'm ready to begin #5
and I think I'll have just enough time before I return to the northeast.
Thanks to my Crafty Daughter for making the letters
on her Cricut thing-a-ma-jiggy
and for encouraging me every step of the way.

A huge thank you to the New Braunfels Evening Lions Club
for funding this project!!

If there are any other (TX) quilters out there
who would like to pitch in,
ten isn't near enough
and your help would be greatly appreciated!
I will gladly share the notes I've made during the process!

Have a glorious day,


Sheila said...

What a wonderful cause and I am not surprised you are helping out in a huge way :-)

DeniseinVA said...

Karen, this is brilliant. Thank you for your loving heart.

Stephanie said...

Worthy and heartwarming.

Linda Reeder said...

What a wonderful idea, and you are wonderful, too, for taking on such a big project!

Rambling Woods said...

That is wonderful Karen...made me smile..Michelle

Colleen Gander said...

A very generous gift to a worthwhile cause.

Montanagirl said...

That's wonderful - and so are you!! I on the other hand, balk at sewing on a button.

Fiona said...

thats a great idea... hope you get a lot of support...

Carrie P. said...

what a awesome project to work on.

Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

Karen these are precious - Congratulations to you for being such a giving and caring person. Also, as I scrolled through your blog I found the book review and really appreciate you posting that. Looks like the perfect book to get for someone in my family this year! Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Karen

Julia said...

Me encantan las fotografías, son geniales. Ha estado un regalo el visitar tu bloc, te invito visitar el mio y si te gusta espero que te hagas seguidora.

Lois Evensen said...

What a fabulous project and donations from you and other very generous quilters!

Happy Texas Independence Day, too!


Ash said...

Wow...what a great idea. best of luck in making those 10 of yours.

Simone de Klerk said...

How very sweet of you! And what a great idea.

Dog-Walker said...

Cool quilts. Especially one that says Texas. My sister, Teach is on a mission in Fort Worth, Texas. She's doing great. She'll be home from her mission in August. I know she's enjoying it. And I'm also enjoying my mission! Missions are great, especially when teaching them.

Kerstin said...

what a great thing to do.

Kacy Christensen said...

Great Texas quilts, Karen! My sister is on a mission in Texas right now! She's glad to do that, she may be glad to see those quilts too.

Dog-Walker said...

Great Texas quilts!

DeniseinVA said...

Hi Karen, back again to thank you for your recent visit and comment and thank you so much for Gregg's birthday greetings. I was just chatting to his aunt in ND who also makes beautiful quilts, two of which she gave to me. They are our family treasures. She is also in her 90's and her quilting has slowed down some which makes them even more a treasure. Have a great day!

FlourishingPalms said...

Oh my! What a unique way to support people. I love this concept, Karen. You're such a giving person. I hope you continue to find the Texas support and quilters you need. Great Job!