Tuesday, March 1, 2011

DID YOU KNOW?

Nearly twice as many children die from Congenital Heart Defects in the United States each year as from all forms of childhood cancers combined? There is a wonderful organization out there called It's My Heart, whose mission is to provide support, spread awareness, educate and advocate for those affected by Acquired and Congenital Heart Defects by creating alliances with fellow families, hospitals, support groups, and the community. One of the needs of this group is masks for babies up to young adults who must wear a mask due to compromised immune systems. Several of us got together and made masks for these kids. I cut up about 6 yards of juvenile fabrics that were just sitting around in my stash gathering dust and made kits for my buddies. Then Jane, Joan, Ann, Gail, Donna, and I went to work and made masks to donate. We filled a large Priority Mail envelope full to overflowing with the 4 sizes of masks they desperately need. I forgot to count and take pictures of what we made, but I know we made at least 5 dozen (132) masks. Here is a picture of the masks from the website... Ours were turquoise bugs, red with blue submarines, and hot pink daisies. I wish I hadn't forgotten to take pictures, but they were really cute. And we know they'll be put to good use.

Until next time....
Happy quilting from Sharon and Katie and Patsy Cline

1 comment:

moosestashquilting said...

Wow, how great are those. What a wonderful thing to do! Your the best!