Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Needing Only 3 More Male Quilts For Family

I am so thankful to some of the most loyal quilters out there that reach out every time I call for a quilt to be sent to a family in need.

Right now, we have the family of Sturgis Fire volunteer and Assistant Chief David Fischer who lost this life a little over a week ago in a propane explosion that need quilts!

David has 7 children and his wife that were left behind with huge unfillable holes in their hearts and at this time, we have quilts being sent to his wife, his daughter, his 9 year old son, his 23 year old son. The need is for 4 more twin to double quilts for the other 4 sons.

Please, so many of you as quilters have a spare quilt or one that is almost complete and you do not know who you will gift it to. Please, won't you consider Chief Fischer's sons who lost their dad?

What a blessing our quilts are by showing these families people care and not just in their home towns, but from all over!

Blessings to you all!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Quilts Need for Fire Fighting Family and Fire Fighters

I know I still have followers out there, you may not meet me for coffee, we may not text daily, but I know you are out there.

At this time, there is a huge need for quilts for a Sturgis, SD fire fighters family. Assistant Fire Chief David Fischer died in an explosion just over a week ago leaving behind his wife and 7 children, 1 girl 23 and 6 boys 9 to 23.

At this time, there is a quilt on the way to the 9 year old son, but we need to get the other 7 quilts out to the boys and their mom and I know we can do this.

Sadly, when we are finished taking that on, I would like to get the fire fighters that worked closely with Assistant Chief Fischer quilts of their own and this is where I need so many of you to please step up as we need 47 quilts for the volunteers.

Please, contact me if you are willing to step up and help!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Rebuilding A Quilt Stash

I truly would love to shout to the world that our family circumstances have changed and we are now out of the 5th wheel and into a stick and bricks home, however, right now that is not in the foreseeable future.

Knowing the huge need for quilts, we rent a heated storage unit and I am having my husband build some shelving inside the unit and I would love to begin collecting quilts of all sizes from crib and toddler to queen/king and colors for both male and female.

This will be done and when there is a need, I am hoping I can go to storage grab the number of quilts needed and pack them off and ship them out.  

By doing it this way, I am no longer struggling to find quilts but will have them ready to go.

If you are interested in helping out with this, please contact me at compassionatequilter at rocket mail dot com

Thank you all!

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!
**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