Coastal Quilters Next
Meeting January 18, 2014
Details and Meeting Site To Be Announced
2013 in Review
Coastal Quilters were dynamos for the QAKH project and are currently delivering quilts to homeless children. Last April we donated a dozen plus little quilts to The National Quilting Association's Little Quilt Auction, with our contribution amounting to about $1000 to further the NQA Grants program. We spent time at Kids Camp in June and spent June-September on QAKH. Workshops to improve our technique were held at our fall meetings.
Membership is open to anyone wishing to support and further our mission.
Quilt distribution to homeless Brevard kindergarteners begins soon. Numbers will be announced after we've gathered all the quilts!
Huge thanks to all the volunteers throughout our community who participated in the QAKH quilt-ins. Some sewed all day; others ironed and ironed and ironed! Then there were the "sandwichers" who kept everything moving. Others sent much appreciated donations.
Kudos to QAKH Coordinator Sheryl Milner, who is full of energy, enthusiasm and always has an ongoing count to meet our needs.
Quilters Against Kids Hunger and Homelessness is a community effort to give homeless children hope and comfort. Current funding is from the Gannet Foundation/Florida Today, The Margaret Binz Foundation, The Margaret Heins Foundation, and Bette George.
More Kudos to Marilyn Bolo, the sewing teacher at Melbourne High School, who taught her students to make quilts. They donated 30 quilts to QAKH - made of BRIGHT and EXHILERATING fabrics to delight kids.
Sheryl Milner, QAKH Coordinator, EduQuilters VP - firstname.lastname@example.org
Margie Engel, EduQuilters President - email@example.com
BIG THANKS to Florida Today, Maria Sonnenberg, and the correspondents for excellent coverage telling the story of caring people sewing quilts for homeless children. Our theme remains: no child in our backyard shall go hungry or cold... we're warming hearts, toes, and tummies.
Click on the video below for the August quilt-in.