We also feel truly blessed to have a good supply of quilts on hand. We are always in need of quilters as we’ve recently had some blocks and quilt tops donated to us. Beginning in January we will make these “kitted” quilts available at our meetings for those interested in helping with quilting.
In the New Year we plan to put our heads together and look at ways to get the word out about Quilt Bank so that we can help even more organizations. We are al- ways open to suggestions from our guild members if you have any.
We’d like to acknowledge the special folks who have so generously given of their time and talents this year with quilting for us. Thanks also go out to those who helped us sort and organize our fabric stash. And more thanks to all those who have pieced orphan blocks, tops, pieced a back and made binding, etc. None of it has gone unnoticed.
Our sincere thanks go out to Bob’s Sewing & Vacuum Center on the Westside. They have so graciously provided us a place to store our supplies along with a spacious classroom to use for our sew-ins. We cannot begin to thank them enough.
For the 2014 calendar year there were 13 events that used our quilts as a means to raise money for their organization. The following groups held a fund raiser— be it a raffle, silent auction, or live auction:
(*Indicates quilts given in 2013 for events in 2014). The total monies raised from the events held this year was $5,952.00 .
Children’s Grief Center, Wesley Foundation, Albuquerque CASA*, AAUW-Santa Fe, Special Olympics of New Mexico, Presbyterian’s Laughter is the Best Medicine, Kiwanis Club of Sandia*, Watermelon Mountain Ranch, People Living Through Cancer, Inc., Haven House, Alzheimer’s Association, Special Spaces*, Albuquerque Christian Children’s Home.