Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pilger & Beaver Crossing Quilt Deployments

On Sunday, May 11, 2014, a tornado hit Beaver Crossing, Nebraska. 16 homes were destroyed and 22 homes sustained major damage. The Omaha Modern Quilt Guild began our effort to collect quilts for the residents of Beaver Crossing. On June 16, 2014, twin tornadoes caused extensive damage in the town of Pilger, Nebraska, and our guild extended its efforts to also collect quilts for Pilger residents. Many quilt shops generously served as drop-off sites for quilts. AccuQuilt let us use their amazing design studio to hold sew-ins to make quilts and allowed us to store donated quilts in their warehouse. Over a period of approximately 4 months, we collected over 600 quilts and afghans.

On Friday, September 12, 2014 and Saturday, September 13, 2014, members deployed to Pilger, Nebraska to sort and distribute quilts to residents.

On Saturday, October 25, 2014, we deployed to Beaver Crossing to distribute quilts to those that had been affected by the May 11 tornado.
Quilts ready to be distributed.
Just a few of the residents with their new quilts.

There is a long list of individuals and organizations to thank for their help with our efforts including the members of the Omaha Modern Quilt GuildLincoln Quilters Guild, Cottonwood Quilters Guild,Omaha Quilters GuildAccuQuilt,Quilts for Kids, Quilts from the Bluffs,Omaha Project LinusNebraska State Quilt Guild, virtually every quilt shop between Omaha and Grand Island and countless quilters from several states who donated time, materials, support and quilts to make this all happen!

A HUGE thank you to Omaha Modern Quilt Guild President Lori Bain for her efforts in coordinating so many individuals and groups to make these deployments a huge success. We greatly appreciate the time and effort you put forth for this cause!

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