Tuesday, August 16, 2011

BASICS Quilt Drive

It's that time of year to get going on quilts for BASICS. If you are not familiar with this program, click on the logo on my sidebar and that will take you to Bumble Beans site. Victoria and Pat Sloan have spearheaded this drive and I'm thrilled to help them reach their goal.

BASICS/Promesa, is a community based organization in the South Bronx, New York City.
Our goal is to assist disadvantaged families and individuals,
as well as to enhance their ability to thrive in the community.
The organization offers housing services, primary care, substance abuse,
mental health and harm reduction services—
everything an individual needs in order to recover
and actively participate in the betterment of our community.
We are writing to ask for your participation in the Organization’s Quilt Drive,
an ongoing initiative to supply the homeless families that we serve with quilts.
Victoria Findlay Wolfe and Pat Sloan are now helping in soliciting from quilters from all over the country.

Now this is where I come in. I have volunteered to quilt, bind and ship 5 quilts.  I have 2 quilts completely done and now I need 3 more tops.  If you would like to participate and have me quilt your donation quilt, I would need the top and the binding sent to me no later than September 19th, 2011.  I will provide the batting and the backing, I'll quilt the top and bind it, and ship it off to BASICS by their Nov deadline. 

Please leave a comment or email me at sharon at grassrootsquiltstudio dot com  I only need 3 tops, they will go to kids, adults, teenaged boys and girls. 

Please help me help Victoria and Pat in this wonderful cause.    Let's help those who need a hand up!

Thanks for sticking to the end of this post, I hope you can help!


Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Thank you Sharon for posting! You've been very kind and generous. The quilts will be so appreciated, loved and cherished!

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