Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Quilts for Charity
Hello! I have a special woman I would like for you to meet, her name is Susan Summers. Her sewing story begins when she took a sewing class at her high school, in which she received all A's. I think it is safe to say she was bitten by the sewing bug! A few years later she had the fight of her life with an severe illness and although she is disabled and leading a busy life with her three adult children and two grandchildren, Susan finds it in her self to make and donate quilts to children in need all over the world. The charity she started with was "Healing Of The Hearts" with her quilting teacher Virginia H.. Virginia is who taught Susan to quilt and introduced her to Sandy D. of "Children's Hope Network Adoptions Agency". Susan has made and donated over 2000 quilts, hats and other items just since 2004. Her quilts have been sent to children in China, Russia, Afghanistan and Kabul, in which many of these orphaned children live on the streets in very cold environments. Susan truly enjoys quilting and loves seeing the photos of the children with her quilts to help keep them warm and feel a little bit of security. The only downside for her is the cost of supplies needed to complete these beautiful items. This is where you and I can help, by sending our scrap fabrics left over from projects or unwanted cotton fabrics, quilt batting and quilting thread, to Susan. You may contact Susan about your donation at : 414-464-3713. Please take a moment to look at the pictures of her wonderful quilts and blankie. Thank you in advance for any donations!