Community Giving ~ Quilts of Compassion

Community Giving : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Last Thursday we had some big storms develop here in Illinois. (And across many other areas of the country). After the kids went to bed, my husband and I turned on the television and saw video of a giant tornado moving across northern Illinois, about an hour west of where we live. I grew up in the Midwest so I suppose tornados aren’t a super rare occurrence (especially this time of year), but I am always pretty scared when I hear the “T” word. With this particular storm, nearby cities of Rochelle and Fairdale were hit hard. I immediately thought of the ladies and gentleman I met last year when I visited the Sinnissippi Quilters Guild in Rockford.

Quilts of Compassion is collecting finished quilts to send storm victims. You can find all information on their Facebook page and website. Their biggest need is quilts for women and men. If you have some quilts you would like to donate, please click on over and check them out. You can also find the links to this organization, as well as others, on my Community Giving page.



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    Jen Beatty

    April 14, 2015

    Thanks for letting us know about another great organization that we can donate to year round,
    so they will always have quilts ready when a community need them!

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    April 14, 2015

    Thank you for the info! There are always needs, if we only know about them and how to help!

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    April 14, 2015

    Thank you for the info, I, always have an extra quilt or two

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    Sigi G

    April 15, 2015

    Thank you for this info. I always have quilts piling up in my spare room.

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    Josie McRazie

    April 15, 2015

    Thanks fot

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    Josie McRazie

    April 15, 2015

    Thanks for sharing this! My Aunt lives only 5 minutes away from the resteraunt that was hit in Rochelle! She is safe and her house unharmed. But she knows many people who are not as lucky! Our prayers are with them!

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    April 15, 2015

    Thanks for this info Faith. I live in IL too and am so familiar with those tornado warnings. I have extra quilts to share for a good cause. My prayers with those who suffered loss in this most recent tornado.


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