Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Quilts for a Cause: Central Texas Wildfires




After the greater Austin, Texas area reached a new record of 75 days with triple digit temperatures and no rain, something epic was bound to happen. This past week several communities have had to evacuate their homes as over 180 wildfires have erupted. Over 1,000 homes have been destroyed presenting one of the most devastating wildfires in Texas history.

As people have lost their homes and families have lost everything it is time to help out. We want every child who lost everything to have a cozy quilt to sleep under. One simple, but real thing to help families get back on their feet. Families have lost everything, let us start to rebuild their lives with a quilt.

Heather from Modern Day Quilts is organizing this drive. She requests quilts to be at least 45” x 60”, although twin size bed quilts are encouraged.

Please ship quilts to:
Valli & Kim Quilt Shop, Attn: Wildfire Quilts
700 West Highway 290
Dripping Springs, TX 78620

If you have questions, please email Heather at moderndayquilts@gmail.com.
If you are in Austin, Heather will pick the quilt up, just send her an email at moderndayquilts@gmail.com.

Please reblog, retweet, spread the word!

You can also make monetary donations to the following address:
Smithville Ministerial Alliance
P.0 Box 743
Smithville, TX 78957

Thank you again!


5 comments:

Peggy said...

Wonderful! Thanks for posting this. I am here in Round Rock and was just thinking about how to organize a quilt drive. I will start sewing!

Kate said...

i have copied your post and Reblogged it on my Blog. It will go live first thing in the morning. We spent our spring break (10 days) in central Texas and we love the place so much. We have friends who live just north of San Antonio and I just wanted to help spread the word.

Fat Quarter Shop said...

Thank you so much Peggy & Kate!!

Anonymous said...

We have 5 family members that lost everything in the fires in Bastrop. One of them just completed his new house and lost it and all of his tools for his business. (Double the devastation.) His daughter just bought a house on a Thursday and before the insurance binder could be completed the house and all their belongings burned. Two of his sons lost their homes and so did their mother.

I know they would appreciate all the prayers and assistance that anyone can give. The quilting community is always generous in their donations of time, love and (of course) quilts.

LittleWomen said...

Placing my quilt in the mail tomorrow!