Monday, June 16, 2014

Quilts for Beaver Crossing & Beyond

Our hearts are breaking as storms have done extensive damage with fatalities in NE, OK, KS, MO, AR, MS & AL. We need the help of our incredibly generous quilting community to help us “Bring Hope & Encouragement to the Hurting” in these communities. The Quilts of Compassion Disaster Response Team has a deep passion to help those that have experienced tremendous loss and are hurting...which brings HOPE in the midst of suffering.

Quilts of Compassion, in conjunction with the Omaha Modern Quilt Guild will deploy August 13 -18, 2014 to deliver quilts to those impacted in Beaver Crossing, Nebraska and beyond. We lovingly deliver quilts DIRECTLY to those that have been impacted by the storms. Many have lost their homes and all of their possessions, many have lost their place of employment and many have been injured or lost a family member or friend. It is truly heartbreaking.

We are accepting quilts of all sizes for men, woman, children and infants. They may be quilted or tied. If you enjoy crocheting or knitting, we can certainly use afghans of all sizes too.

Please search your stash of quilts and afghans for donation to help your friends, relatives and neighbors here in Nebraska and Iowa. A complete and current list of donation spots can be found here. A huge thank you to the shops that have agreed to be drop-off sites.

Aside from donating quilts, how can you help?

  • Visit and like the Quilts for Beaver Crossing & Beyond facebook page. Share our page. Help spread the word about this cause.
  • Visit and like the Quilts of Compassion facebook page. This organization does amazing work across the country to bring hope and healing to those affected by disasters.
  • Spread the word via social media (instagram, facebook, twitter, etc). #quiltsforbeavercrossing
  • Check back here and the Omaha Modern Quilt Guild facebook page for upcoming volunteer opportunities and sew-ins.
Thank you in advance for your help in this huge endeavor!