Quilts Recover

We all go through difficult times in our lives but it takes a special person to look out from that haze and see that others have it worse.  Cheryl Arkison of Naptime Quilter has endured quite a few hard times in the past year or so – the most recent being the loss of her beloved father.  Out of her grief and caring, Cheryl has begun an organization called Quilts Recover.

Quilts Recover is an ongoing project to collect quilts for those in need, for those who are rebuilding their lives.  In Cheryl’s words:
“Earthquakes, tornadoes, fires, and more. The world is full of disaster news these days. The images and stories are gut wrenching. People are having to build their lives over, starting with less than they ever had.  Quilts Recover is about providing just one bit of comfort during that rebuilding process. Quilts Recover is quilters providing finished quilts to communities ravaged by disaster.

The first community target is Slave Lake, Alberta, Canada. Earlier this month, May, a wildfire swept through the town of about 7000 people. Nearly half the homes and businesses were destroyed, utterly consumed by the fire.  Quilts Recover will provide as many quilts as possible to families rebuilding their lives in Slave Lake.”
If you would like to join Quilts Recover, Cheryl is accepting completed quilts through July 31.  For more details, see Cheryl’s original post, the Quilts Recover blog or contact quiltsrecover@gmail.com.
1 Comment
  • Lynne
    Posted at 01:00h, 12 July Reply

    What a lovely gesture. In Australia, we have a lady called Jan Mac who has been collecting and distributing quilts for Queensland anter the floods and Christchurch after the earthquake.

    There are quite a few kind-hearted people out there who can see beyond their own needs and, more importantly, do something about it.

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