Friday, December 28, 2012

2012 Quilt Distributions

Drum roll, please……..

We have hit (and exceeded) my personal goal of making 300 quilts in a year.

The grand total was 319!!! 
That makes our total distribution since October 2006 at 1,582.

Give yourselves a big pat on the back.

Project Linus - 118
Gabrielle’s Corner -16
Mercy Hospital - 52
Children’s Square - 34
Other - 20 36

(Other includes:
16 to Hurricane Sandy relief
3 to Harvest of Talents
12 to the Colorado Springs fires
3 to HopeNet auction
2 to fundraisers.)

Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

I wanted to take a minute and express my appreciation for the dedication and compassion you have shown this past year.  Quilts from the Bluffs would not be successful without your committment to our vision to spread love and comfort to those hurting.  Each one of you has unique talents and creativity that has resulted in some wonderful quilts.  You are amazing!

Thank you to all the new quilters that have found their way to our group...and continue to come back month after month.  The friendships formed as we meet and quilt together are a wonderful benefit to our ministry.  I have seen the support you have given to others and to me and cherish these relationships. 

So thank you for 2012! 

Here's to 2013!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Project Linus December, 2012 Quilts

We had 38 quilts delivered to Project Linus today that were made in our Quilts from the Bluffs ministry.  We also gave seven quilts that were dropped of by others in the community.

There is such a variety in this group of quilts.  We have been catching up on quilting the tops we have had in our backlog and it is fun to see them get finished and delivered.  A special THANK YOU to all the quilters who have stepped up to do the quilting on these quilts.  It has made a big difference toward our goal to finish all our tops in inventory.

We are trying to spread the word that the new Council Bluffs quilt shop, Cut Up and Quilt, is the new Project Linus drop off site.  You can get more information about Cut Up and Quilt quilt shop from their website.

The next Omaha Project Linus Blanket Making Day is March 2.  Mark your calendars now.