I really appreciate you taking the time to read this message. I know you are very busy, but I feel what I have to tell you is so important!
As you know, there are several wildfires raging across the Western United States. At this time there are approximately 750 homes that have been completely destroyed by these wildfires, and I’m afraid that number will only increase as we get further into the fire season.
My husband and I are creating a non-profit organization named Phoenix Quilts. With your help, we would like to place a quilt in the arms of each family that has lost their home to these terrible fires. That means, as of right now, 750 quilts need to be made and distributed to these people!
On June 25, 2012, I put out a call for help to the followers on my quilt blog Having Fun Quilting! and have received commitments for HUNDREDS of quilts to be sent to Phoenix Quilts. In just four days since we began receiving quilts, we have received 143 quilts!
Obviously, there is no way I could make enough quilts – not even with the hundreds that are being sent to me by my followers – to give a quilt to each of these families who have lost everything. That’s why I’m coming to you. Would you be willing to help us spread the word about Phoenix Quilts by writing a post about this on your blog or website? Would you be willing to donate fabric, batting, quilt blocks, a finished quilt top, a completed quilt, or make a monetary donation? We would like to spread this information all across blogland so we can give some comfort to those who are beginning to rebuild their lives from the ashes that was once their home! We think a quilt would be an appropriate way to do that!
Thank you so much!!!