Friday, September 8, 2017

A Favor Please

Grace of City Mouse Quilter, posted today in response to call for relief for victims of Hurricane Harvey. We all realize that critical needs such as food, water and required medicines are first and foremost. But, there is also the emotional need for comfort. This is something we, as quilters can provide. Here is what Grace posted. Please feel free to cut and paste on your own choice of social media to help to spread the word! Let's send a ray of hope. Thank You!

The storage unit with about 40 full sized disaster quilts, 80+ Nursing home quilts, 60+ Linus Quilts, Christmas Stockings, a new roll of batting, about 40 Preemie quilts, and untold yards of fabric, cutting boards, shelving, and so on were lost due to flooding from Hurricane Harvey. 

One of my best friends (Nita Beard - chairman of WHQG Comfort Quilts) is just devastated. They had over 4 feet of water in the storage unit where we store this stuff... The Storage place said it is a total loss as it has been under water for over a week, and is too toxic to even come and look at, and is still underwater (at least 2 feet) as long as the Addicks reservoir is still releasing water.

Of course all Nita's Bee members have donated a bunch of fabric. but, this was a storage unit 10 x 20 foot FULL of fabric. 

Last week, I asked for jelly rolls for Tri-County Quilt guild. They had OVERWHELMING success. Standing room only, making jelly roll quilts.

This is for West Houston Quilters Guild. Our meeting location (Bear Creek and in the middle of the Addicks Reservoir) is under several feet of water. Closed until further notice. The storage unit is in the midst of this.

The Comfort Quilters will begin again. We are starting from scratch. Nita had about 40 kits in her car, and that is what we have to start with.

We have some Hobbs UPC codes to try to get some batting again.

****We could use:
--Hobbs UPC codes - ANY Hobbs product.
--Yardage to get us started again.
--Quilt tops
--Finished quilts


Just devastated at what we lost, to help others.... Very discouraged. Nita with her positive attitude says that all will be well, and that God will take care.

***Any donations can be sent to me or I can give you Nita's address.

Betty Baker 
Attn: WHQG Disaster
17412 Bobcat Trail
Cypress TX 77429

We will start over... gosh, still grieving over what was lost. Our Thursday Bee is starting with a sew-in in a next week to piece tops. A couple of Bee members with longarms and I have volunteered to quilt anything that comes in.

This is a different group from Tri-County. I am a member of both.

Betty
Cypress TX
www.TShirtQuiltsTX. com

8 comments:

  1. Just read Grace's blog. Good of you to spread the word!

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  2. I'll start putting a box together.
    Do I just cut out the UPC codes from hobbs packages?
    so sad for them

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  3. Thanks, Wendy, for posting this. I will definitely mail off fabric and other supplies to Betty's address. What a terrible loss!

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  4. thanks wendy for sharing this post...cannot imagine the devastation...

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  5. Wendy,
    You're doing quilters a great favor by sharing a way to help. I'm sending a pieced top today that was just waiting to find the right home.

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  6. Thanks for the info, Wendy! I have a quilt top I can finish and send as well as 4 jelly rolls. It is so hard to comprehend the devastation to TX and FL, and the Caribbean islands!!

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