I want to share it all with you! Each of you who have ever donated a quilt to my BASICS QUILT DRIVE, owns a piece of this Community Service Award. I may have gotten the ball rolling, but you all jumped in and helped out and gave something homemade and from your heart. I am so grateful!
It's sometimes rare to get patted on the back for doing something that seems obvious to do. When I asked Raul, Below, if he could take a few quilts for his Org. and replied, "do you have 700?" You can't ignore when the NEED is placed in your hands. I may have started out thinking small, (a few quilts) But you all helped me think Bigger! The thought of 700 families being on a waiting list for a home was a staggering number to me... I couldn't ignore that.
Do you realize we've kept over 300 families WARM last year with all the quilts?? I'm worrying about the other 400...We need to get them quilts.
I spoke to Robert Gonzalez last night and he said in the past few days, 20 boxes arrived! I'm so proud to hear that! The quilts have been coming in, but I must say, we really need more. We're not at the 400 mark.. I need all your help to spread the word and help me get those quilts.
Robert and I are finalizing the date for the next Distribution day. It's looking like it will be the first week in December. As soon as it's set, I will let you know. I would be thrilled to have some of you there to help out, and feel the love when we hand the quilts over to the new owners.
Click here to see all the old posts and all the great things that we've done with your quilts!!
|BASICS/Promesa Board members and last nights Honorees|
Please help me in posting about the quilt drive. not just one day, but once a week, or every two weeks... Something short and sweet to put it out there... every little bit helps.
Ask your guild or local quilt shop if they can donate Charity quilts or Store samples.
Form your own little group to whip up quilts together.
Add the button to your blog.
Find those old quilt tops, finish them up.
(ANY SIZE QUILTS ARE NEEDED)
Frequently asked questions:
**I do not take quilt tops to finish, nor does Basics accept unfinished quilts.I already make a lot of quilts for Basics, and run my own custom quilt business.
This keeps me very busy.
I may have a name or two who would help longarm a quilt top for you, providing you include backing batting and binding. ALSO, I will only offer that to someone who has already donated a quilt to BASICS. I need to ask that you complete at least one quilt on your own. (email me)
All size quilts are welcome and needed. Whatever we get, we find a home for.
The address and ALL the information is on the website
Please check the site to answer your questions before emailing me. The less time answering emails the more quilts I can make. ;-)
Quilts get Sent to :
Basic Housing, Inc.
Attn: Robert Gonzalez / BBINC
540 East 180th Street,
Bronx, NY 10457
|Pirates and Mermaids was the costume theme this year. Here's the two cutest Pirates I've ever seen. Buds, Boo & Josh.|
Pat has been Helping me out spreading the word, Can you help to?
Scott at Blue Nickle has helped!
Gen Q has helped.
Linzee and etsy/Storque has helped.
Mark Lipinski has helped me out. Will be on his show in November....
Kathy of Pink Chalk has been helping out.
Sewinggood helped out.
Fabricshopper helped out.
Paperthreads helped out!
Moda Bakeshop helped!
Kristy at HopefulThreads helped!
and more and more and YOU!
Thank you fabulous quilters!!!