Thursday, July 11, 2013

Layers of Hope - Quilting 911

I'm not sure where I first read about this. It might have been through a friend on Facebook. There is a blog titled Layers of Hope - Quilting 911. The blog author is a 911 Dispatcher "who just wants to give back to our unseen heros that need help when in distress." At the moment, she is asking for quilts for the family members of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died recently in a wildfire in Arizona. I am sending this quilt and pillowcase for the 7 year old son of one of them.

If you have a finished quilt or have time to make a quilt, go here for details. Leave a comment on one of the posts if you are able to contribute. Make sure you leave a way for her to contact you in your comment if you are a "no-reply" blogger.

If you can't make a quilt (or it is cost prohibitive for you to send one), she is also asking for 6.5" blocks so she can make a quilt for the one member of the team who survived. I don't want to imagine how difficult this situation is for him. The details about the blocks can be found here.

With a very large fire so close to home, I am more aware of how dangerous wildfires are and how dedicated the fire fighters are. The wind has shifted in our area and the town of South Fork is no longer in immediate danger. The residents have been back in their homes for over a week. We aren't even getting that much smoke and all roads through the area are open. The fire is still only about 25% contained and is now well over 100,000 acres in size. It is burning in remote, rough terrain so most likely will not be completely out until after the area gets a good bit of snow this winter.


West Michigan Quilter said...

Lynn how truly wonderful of you to donate these items. They are beautiful. You are so thoughtful. Thanks for the links. I'm not sure about an entire quilt, but I'll get busy on a few blocks right away. Hugs!

Mama Pea said...

You are always so giving and do such a great job on "charity" quilts. Lovely.

AnnieQuilts said...

Thanks for the link to Quilting 911. After reading more about them, I had a good reason to finish up a few UFO's and find them a new home.