Thursday, June 17, 2010

Great Cause

I wanna share something with y'all.....my friend Melisa from Sweet Home Quilt Company is having a quilt raffle for a great cause and I know how everyone loves to try and win a quilt and how cool is it that you can help someone in need and have the possibility of winning a pretty awesome quilt...here's the story...


"Our local community suffered a terrible tragedy last month when Rockdale County Deputy Brian Mahaffey was shot and killed in the line of duty May 8, while executing an arrest warrant. Deputy Mahaffey had just celebrated his 28th birthday with family and friends the night before his death. He leaves behind his wife, Diana, two year old son, Trenton, and three month old daughter, Aniston, parents, brother and many, many friends.
Brian was the first Rockdale County deputy killed in the line of duty in our community since the early 1920s. This tragedy was particularly personal for us because he was a friend of my youngest son and we were acquainted with his parents through school and soccer activities the kids had been involved with through the years. Brian was also a co-worker of my daughter-in-law, who is also a Rockdale County Sheriff’s Deputy. Anyone who has a law enforcement officer in their family knows this tragedy could have just as easily happened to them!
The Conyers/Rockdale County community has come together to honor this young man and offer love and support to his family. A memorial fund has been established at Georgia Federal Credit Union, and we have put together an opportunity at Sweet Home Quilt Co. for the quilting community to help."

I "borrowed" this from Melisa's blog....because blogs reach world wide this story could happen in any town, in any state, in any country.  I think as quilters we come together in times of need...we gather for sew-ins to help whenever we can, so instead of coming together to sew this time all we need to do is contact Melisa.  I've gone and borrowed a picture of the quilt from Melisa...

and here are the details for the raffle....yes, I know again "borrowed" from Melisa...



$1.00 donation per entry requested. Drawing will be held July 12, 2010. Need not be present to win. Tickets are available at the shop or by calling 678-413-1611. Cash or checks made payable to Brian Mahaffey Memorial Fund please.

So...go ahead and give Melisa a call...she would love to sell you some tickets...or send a check telling her what you want and she will be thrilled to get you some tickets for your chance to win...

Y'all have a grand day...
and...
see ya around the monkey farm...
Kelly Ann

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for getting the word out. I love the fact that the quilt will be made from recycled/donated fabric as well. What better way to show love and support for a family do devistated by a senseless tragedy. I just sent a donation & posted on my blog. http://www.imalldeckedout.blogspot.com

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  2. That's awful Kelly Ann. But very nice of her to make that quilt.

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  3. Hey, KA, thanks for helping me spread the word! We've had great response to the quilt giveaway and the recycled fabric fundraiser was a huge success, too. Quilters are just the best! Hugs!!!

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