Since I started quilting, I’ve seen many quilt appeals to help the victims of natural disasters and I’ve donated to a few of them in one way or another. Yesterday, I went searching to see if there were any quilt appeals to help the victims of the recent tornadoes that swept through the South last week. This is what I’ve found so far:
Michelle from Bama Bound Quilts is asking for handmade child-sized and baby quilts sent in coordinating tote bags with at least one pocket. She’s also asking that a small stuffed toy be included with the quilt.
Information on where to mail the quilts can be found on the blog she created specifically for this appeal (linked above.)
Since I wasn’t exactly sure how big a child-sized quilt should be, I did a quick search and came up with these measurements:
Crib size – 50”X53”
Toddler – 35”X45”
Child size – 40”X60”
I e-mailed Michelle to determine how the quilts will be distributed and Michelle wrote back saying that the quilts will be distributed through local church and children’s donation sites and she hopes to be there in person to ensure that the quilts do actually go to the children. In addition to that, she has contacts within DHR and law enforcement communities to help her identify specific families in need.
So you can rest assured than any quilt you send Michelle will be given to a child who needs it.
I pulled this fabric out of my stash to turn into a baby quilt.
Hopefully, I’ll have pictures tomorrow of the finished quilt top.
*Please note: I’ll add links in this post for other quilt appeals, as I find them. If you know of any, please let me know so that I can add them here.