Sunday, May 13, 2018

Thank You from Westerville, Ohio

I cannot say thank you the way our recipients of quilts can, so I will allow them to say it!

The dispatchers are absolutely thrilled with their quilts.  I put each one in a paper bag and stapled it shut so they didn’t know what they were getting- complete anonymity - no one can complain that way. 😂

I have already been spreading the word about your organization!  In August I take over as President of APCO Intl - so please send me whatever information you create and I will absolutely get them passed around. You and your team are doing some great work and I am a total believer in paying it forward.  You reap what you sow.

Thank you for blessing us and coming into our lives!
❤️
Holly
**From my heart to your hearts...thank you!** 








Thursday, March 22, 2018

Postage Problems?

I am by no means living in perfect comfort with all the money I need as my disposal. However, with that being said, I know many quilters would be willing to send quilts but they can't afford the postage.

I have a few people willing to help out in this area. So my wonderful quilters if you would like to send a quilt to either Westerville, OH or Las Vegas, NV all you need to do is send the quilt off, then send me a copy of the postal receipt showing it is going to either place and I will send you a check to reimburse you once I know the quilt arrived!

I hope this helps you all!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Three Delivered to Westerville Communications Today...

I just have to give a huge thank you and shout out and long distance hug to Barbara D. out of Ohio who not only hand quilted the quilts you see below and used some machine work as well, but when they were finished, she personally delivered them to the communications department.

Wow! Let me tell you from what everyone tells me, there is nothing like receiving one of these quilts to make them feel better and to personally be able to meet the quilter...AWESOME!!!

We still need more so please contact me. Honestly, this is one of the smaller departments I have had requests for!

Bless you all!

Barbara D. Ohio

Barbara D. Ohio

From Barbara D in Ohio
 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Updated Quilt Needs Ohio

At this writing, we have had 2 male quilts spoken for, so at this time we are still in need of 4 quilts for adult males and 14 quilts for females.

It is important that I know what you are sending and when so I can notify the agency as well as keep records of how many have arrived.

Please remember the following:
Quilt Size 40 x 40 to larger (Your Choice)
Label Information Must Contain:
Quilters Name, Date Quilted
Layers of Hope-Quilting 911 Cares
**You can add anything you would like after that!**
Also if you would like when sending the quilt you may send a note or card to the department as well, that is entirely up to you.

Notify Me you are sending the quilt and please send me your name and address. I am NOT a huge business, I do NOT share your information with anyone. 

However, I do keep it on file, send you a thank you note, a holiday card and once in awhile I may send you a request to ask if you would be able to send another when we have a dire need.

Thank you all! 

Monday, February 19, 2018

Westerville Ohio Communications Center Quilts Needed

We are in desperate need right now to send out quilts to the 911 Communications Department of Westerville, Ohio where they lost two police officers on February 10th in an ambush style shooting.

Not only did they lose two of their friends and co-workers, they have been receiving hate calls from outsiders telling them how the officers deserved to die and more should die and this is NOT okay!

I usually do not bump up an agency when we still have needs unmet, but this agency needs some quilty love from you my faithful quilters.

The current need is 16 female and 6 male quilts and quilts can be large lap sized or twin sized or larger. All quilts must have a label that has the following information on it:

Name of Quilter
Date of Quilt
Layers of Hope-Quilting 911/911 Cares
Anything else you want to add

Also, please enclose a short note or card, while it is not necessary it helps those working behind the scenes to know you care.

Please contact me:
compassionatequilter at rocketmail dot com for the address to send your quilts to!

Monday, February 5, 2018


This picture was taken of my grandsons bedroom after I sent out a request for quilts for those many volunteers, first responders, families, chaplains, etc.. after the tragic mudslide that occured on March 22, 2014.

I had requested quilts and then our family went on vacation and when we returned, our living room, grandsons bedroom and our local post office were filled with quilts.

Quilts from the very simple to the very extravagant showed up and I also made several trips to Burien, Washington  Town Square Fabric and Yarn Shop where my van was filled with quilts, hats, afghans from a wonderful quilt and yarn shop there, I was in awe!

 My family and I were so blessed to have these quilts arrive, open the boxes, take photos and put them on here, our Facebook page and of course, Pinterest.

Then, we got to deliver these first hand to those affected by this tragedy and what we came back with was how amazing everyone was, when they say 'OSO Strong,' they mean it!

We were in the process of planning our next step in this organization, building a quilting shed in our yard that would be open to other quilters who wanted to come sit and chat, quilt, donate fabric, just be a part of us!

As life sometimes does, it got in the way and in 2015, we moved out of our home I loved so much, sold everything we could and purchased a 5th wheel.

This is where we are today, but instead of feeling sad about it, I have come to accept that this is where God has me at this time and I am truly blessed to have a place to call home. Sadly, I have no place to quilt, but that does not mean that I cannot still be the catalyst to get quilts from your hands to those in need as I have done in the past.
When the tragedy struck Las Vegas, I asked for quilts. At that time it was during the holidays and I could not contact a person within the center to keep me posted, so I prayed the need was met. Today, I have reached out once again to the center to see if I can get an update to pass onto all of you.

This morning I was sitting crocheting hats for our local homeless shelter when a call came into my cell phone from a number I didn't recognize and being spam called so much lately, I was going to ignore it, but I am so HAPPY I took the call.

On the other end was a dispatcher from Douglas County 911 in Colorado and she was asking for quilts to cover not only their dispatch center 36 at this time, but the families of the surviving deputies who were in an ambush in December, one deputy died, one was recently released from the hospital.

What made this call all the more special was the caller was working the dispatch center during the Century 16 shooting in Aurora and told me how the quilts they received after  the shootings made all the difference to the dispatchers in the world. It could not take away their pain, but it let them know that someone cared enough about them to take the time to make them a quilt and send it to them.

To this day, her son uses the quilt she received all those years ago and I hope she sends me a picture so I can share it with you, how cool if someone recognized it after all these years as the one they sent and knew how much it meant to the receiver and now her son!

You make a difference in every stitch, every cut, every binding, every card you reach out to these unseen heroes with, they know we care! These quilts mean the world to them and while I know they take lots of work, I also know most of us have a stash of quilts that we have made that we can part with a few to shower someone in warmth.

NO! I can't quilt any longer, but I pray daily for the place to open up where I can set up my shop again, where I can continue not only asking for quilts, but making quilts!

Please, contact me at compassionatequilteratrocketmail.com or Facebook messenger via the Layers of Hope Quilting 911 Facebook page and let me know you are sending Las Vegas or Douglas County a quilt!

Many Blessings to all of you!