Thursday, October 21, 2010

One good deed...paid forward

We have a customer, Trish, who does not like to keep a stash (imagine that!) Every time she makes a quilt, she comes in and buys new fabrics, but whatever is left after the quilt is finished she either throws or gives away. Recently she brought in 2 large bags of scraps for us to dispose of. We let our customers dig through the bags and they bought their “treasure” for $5 a pound. We then donated all of the proceeds ($450!) to the YWCA for the Cobb County Battered Women’s Shelter. In addition, there were 2 completed quilt tops included in the bags that Trish didn’t like after they were finished so we sent those to our machine quilter who donated her quilting time to finish the quilts (see the picture) and we donated those to the YWCA where they will be auctioned off at their 2011 Tribute to Women of Achievement event in March.

We also sent the YWCA representatives home with 80 pillowcases for the shelter. These pillowcases were all made and donated by you, our customers, as part of the American Patchwork and Quilting Million Pillowcase Challenge. Way to go!!!

1 comment:

Queen of the Unfinished Project said...

Wow! That's a great story about some good deeds.... except, I'm still in shock from that first line. A quilter doesn't want a stash???!? Surely, that should qualify for some sort of "impossible true stories" award. Did you just make that up? ;)