With the impending arrival of the twins, Christmas, and school holidays I feel like the year is flying by at concord pace!
In 2005, when I first started the charity, I thought it might be nice to be able to donate 1000 quilts to sick children. Well that target has been tripled with almost 3000 quilts being donated, and I couldn’t be prouder of my work, and that of all the beautiful quilters who have helped and supported Inspirational Quilts to make it the amazing charity that it is. My new target is now 5000, and hubby says “once you reach that I know you will aim for 10,000”. I think he might be right. The only problem is that it’s taken me 12 years to get 3000, so based on this I will be almost 80 years young! Doable - I should think.
With that being said, I must let all you wonderful ladies know, that effective 1st January 2018, Inspirational Quilts will no longer be able to accept “quilt tops only” donations, as it has done in the past. This has been a very difficult decision for me to make, as I have a number of wonderful ladies who are unable to complete quilts, however, as I said, the impending arrival of the twins, as well as the boys, who are now doing individual after school activities (we are trying to keep their activities separate), finding time to quilt these tops is becoming more and more challenging. On average, one quilt top can take up to 2-3 hours to complete, and when I have 40 tops to try and get through, it becomes far too time consuming, and I tend to fall behind, and they just continue to pile up. There have been times, where I have had over 100 tops here at one given time. I recognise that some of you may be disappointed, however, I also understand that I have your support. So, if you have any quilt tops in your cupboard that you would like to donate, now is the time to do it.
To finish the year off, I thought it might be nice to share some of the advertising achievements that Inspirational Quilts has been a part of over the past 12 years. Quite an accomplishment, and as I said, I couldn’t be prouder of this amazingly wonderful charity.
I look forward to your continued support, and wish you all the very best for Christmas and into 2018
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