Friday, August 26, 2011

BASICally...Let's Come Together

Hello Everyone,

Last year, I had the pleasure of helping my friend Victoria of Bumble Beans quilt a boat load of quilt tops for Basics, Inc. What is Basics you ask?

BASICS/Promesa, is a community based organization in the South Bronx, New York City.
Our goal is to assist disadvantaged families and individuals,
as well as to enhance their ability to thrive in the community.
The organization offers housing services, primary care, substance abuse,
mental health and harm reduction services—
everything an individual needs in order to recover
and actively participate in the betterment of our community.
We are writing to ask for your participation in the Organization’s Quilt Drive,
an ongoing initiative to supply the homeless families that we serve with quilts.
Victoria Findlay Wolfe and Pat Sloan are now helping in soliciting from quilters from all over the country
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Here is Victoria presenting a donated quilt.


Another happy recipient.


And another. So would you like to get involved?

This year Victoria is teaming up with another friend of mine Pat Sloan...


Great photo of the two of them, cute, huh? I digress... if you would like to help, I am going to be offering my quilting services again FREE of charge for any donated top. However, currently I can only take 5 tops.

So if you have a top you would like to donate, please send me an e-mail. All you need to do is send the top and the backing, I am also donating the batting. I will give you all the info you need to get the top to me.


If you have a completed top or are willing to do all the work yourself just click on this link to find out how to get your top directly to Basics!

We need 400 more tops!! We can do this to help this very worthy cause!! Quilters are some of the best people!!

Until Next Time...

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6 comments:

Barb said...

How about if I send you two tops and no backings? I have the tops but not backings.....

Cathy said...

You have lovely friends Jackie. I'm getting a quilt ready to send, hopefully next week. Thanks for the info. xo

pcflamingo said...

I have a top and backing I can send! What a generous offer. pat(dot)chubb(at)me(dot)com

Kim said...

Have you already filled your quota
of 5 quilts? If not I have a one that needs quilting :0)

Happy Sewing

Pat Sloan said...

thank you for spreading the love!

Little Island Quilting said...

I have a top and backing if you are still looking.

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