Skip to main content

A Need...

It wasn't enough for the eastern coast of the US to be hit with a late
hurricane but now another storm is right on top of them.  People
in New York, New Jersey and I'm sure further up the coast are
still without electric which means they are without heat.  
Quilters are a giving group and at Kelly Ann's Quilting we
routinely have sew-ins and collections for various organizations
in our area but this time I'm putting the call out for our far-flung
friends...

My friend, Pat Sloan, did a great job posting on her blog about the quilt/blanket
collection.  Pat mentions our friend Victoria Findlay Wolfe and Victoria's
efforts in collecting not only quilts but store bought blankets.

Here is what Victoria has to say on her blog

SANDY hits our area

SUPER STORM SANDY
has devastated much of our area.
QUILTS AND BLANKETS are needed ASAP.
Homemade or Store Bought, ANY SIZE.
Quilts will accepted, and handed out as quickly as they come in.
We have 150 quilts being delivered Thursday or Friday of this week to the Rockaways.
Give Selflessly.
 Thank you cards will not be sent out due to the urgency of the events of SANDY.
REAL THANKS:  LABEL YOUR QUILTS, Name, address and email.
The person who receives your quilt may want to thank you themselves.
Thank you!
Send Quilts to:

Basic Housing, Inc.
Attn: Robert Gonzalez / H.SANDY
540 East 180th Street,

Bronx, NY 10457

PLEASE Include INSIDE THE BOX CLEARLY WRITTEN
your name, email & address

please mail them with delivery confirmation.
Any questions, Please email:
Lane Falcon
lfalcon@acacianetwork.org
A Note from Victoria:
Super Storm Sandy and my area of the world.
Having missed the entire storm, by being in Houston for Fall Quilt Marke & Festival, I felt helpless as my family were in NYC without me. I started to organize a quilt drive for our area while I was still in Houston.
Once home, I realized how seriously the storm affected my neighborhood, my friends, and fellow New Yorkers, CT, PA and NJ… Homes have been wiped off the face of the earth, people are cold, and wet, and we have rain and snow coming. I need to be able to help NOW.
I just had a call from Raul Russi, Head of the Acacia Network, whom I had previously partnered with on myBUMBLEBEANSBASICS.com  Quilt Drive for homeless families being taken out of shelters and put into transitional housing.
He said, “We have 150-200 quilts here, right now. And since the rest of my families are INSIDE already, can we deliver these quilts in our medical trucks to the people in the Rockaways, NOW?”  I said, “YES! Let’s go!”

So if you can help, PLEASE...PLEASE...send something. You may not have time
to make a quilt right now but it doesn't have to be a homemade quilt, they just need blankets to keep them warm.    

I will be sending a box up from Kelly Ann's Quilting next week,
if you'd like to drop off a quilt or blanket we'll add it to our box.

Until Next Time
Be Kind

Kelly Ann

Comments

  1. Thanks for helping us help - I'm trying to get by there on Friday. Dena

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Wooly Block Adventure 2017

On Monday October 16 the 2017 Wooly Block Adventure kicks off and wow have they switched up the rules this year.



This years theme is Harvest Baskets and the blocks are very creative this year with some great fall colors. My block is called "Wildflower Basket" .. this bittersweet wrapping itself around the fading wild sunflowers that grow along the roadways here in Virginia.



Here are a few of the new changes:

Purchase the kits online

Purchase the patterns online

Pick up a free pattern at participating shops

Spotlight featured shops through-out the event on the website

Wooly Block Group community on Facebook

A PDF list of participating shops

You can purchase our kit here
or
Your pattern here  - the pattern will be emailed to you as a PDF, so no shipping charges.

So..pop over to the Wooly Block Adventure Facebook page and check out all the cool blocks..and let me know which one is your favorite..

Until Next Time
Be Kind

Kelly Ann
#WoolyBlockAdventure


Memories

I started this blog in 2008...
I started Kelly Ann's Quilting in 2005 ... March 1, 2005 ... 
I was looking through pictures I had posted on the blog..we've had some great memories at KAQ
Our First Quilters Cruise with Michelle and Quilt Retreats at Sea
Crazy customers at our first retreat
Our two color quilt challenge (I think I should do this one again)


Lots of puppy dog pictures


My very first quilt

Customers quilts

KAQ Bag on travels
We have had a wonderful 13 years in business and I'm looking forward to what the future will bring...new friendships, new travels, new quilts, new techniques..and maybe a few throwback memories, because after all, memories shape who we are today.
THANK YOU to everyone that has joined us on this journey and sticking with us and we hope that you stick with us because we have some rockin' things planned for 2018.
If you live local plan to join us on Saturday March 17, 2018 as we celebrate our Lucky 13 event at KAQ.
Until Next Time Be Kind
K…

A Personal Post

Please indulge me as I write this very personal post....

When an obituary doesn't tell the whole story:

On Christmas day I received a phone call from my nephew that my brother had passed away in his sleep. His death was sudden and with no warning. Time stood still and I didn't know if I could catch my breath from the shock.

You see, Jimmy had always been a part of my life, at 57 I didn't know a life without having this older brother that I looked up to. We had lost our other brother, Karl, in 1984 in a car accident. When there were three, we were down to two...now I am just one.



I found this picture of the three of us...1963/64...the cat, Waldo, is being held by Karl and if you'll notice Jimmy is in a cast..I'm sure there is a story behind that and my mother will be able to fill that in.


Let me tell you about Jimmy that his obituary didn't.

First of all..he was Jimmy..as he got older I'm sure he tried to go by Jim, but that was always dad, he was Jimmy. As…