Making A Difference articles

Wrap Ukraine With Quilts

Gina Halladay and Beth Hawkins were days away from launching their next quilt adventure, a combination of online quilting classes and a fabric shop called Hello Cottons when the invasion in the Ukraine started. When they heard about the devastating occurrences through friends and colleagues living in Ukraine and Poland, and saw the images of

Quilts of Valor

Quilts of Valor, National Sew Day Goes Virtual February 6, 2021

Quilts of Valor will celebrate their 8th annual National Sew Day on the first Saturday in February 2021.  Across the country, hundreds of local quilt shops, quilting guilds, American Legion Posts, and quilting community groups will again devote the day to creating quilts intended to lovingly cover service members and veterans touched by war. Normally,

Helping to Heal the Hurt

Tina Bauer of Bittersweet Quilt Shop in Pinconning, Michigan is nearing the end of a heartfelt campaign to gather quilts and donations for those affected in the Paradise fire disaster in California. The Camp Fire is the deadliest and most destructive fire in recent U.S. history. It started in the densely populated foothill town of

Covering Seniors With A Hug – One Quilt At A Time

Meet Shannon Ownby, the owner of Fabrics N Quilts  in Jamestown, Tennessee. She is always ready for a challenge and committed to giving back to her community. When she heard about the Quilted EMbrace organization, she wanted to get involved herself and bring her customers into it as well. And thus a very special community-service project was born.