CRIME SCENE QUILTS
As a former assistant prosecuting attorney currently in private practice, Vickie Hylton often hears from child protective services workers who describe children being carried from crime scenes or abusive homes with only the clothes on their back.
“It’s bad enough you’re being taken away from your home without anything you own,” Hylton said. “Sometimes you don’t even get to take your shoes or coat.”
So, since the spring of 2015, Hylton and her mother, Judy Davis, have been working on making child-size quilts for officers with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department to wrap the children in, and hopefully provide some support when they come across them during traumatizing calls.
– See more at: http://www.wvgazettemail.com/life/20151211/quilts-to-bring-comfort-to-children-at-crime-scenes#sthash.siILXVCV.k4QzkmGZ.dpuf
This Holiday season, ShopJoya wants to inspire you
to use their gifts to benefit others!
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FLASH MOB FOR VETERANS – QUILTS OF VALOR
APQS organized a flash mob at AQS QuiltWeek in Des Moines
to honor veterans for their service and raise awareness of Quilts of Valor (QOV).
If you’re a longarm quilter,
please consider volunteering your machine quilting skills to help finish quilts.
You can read more about this effort here: http://bit.ly/1Hyh49a
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FLASH MOB FOR VETERANS AND QUILTS OF VALOR:
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Quilts of Valor (QOVF) Online
Quilts of Valor Foundation on Facebook
Long Arm Quilting Machines
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Kansas City Couple Makes Little “Angel Gowns” For Newborn Babies Who Have Passed Away
He attends garage sales around Kansas City searching for and purchasing second-hand wedding gowns, fine fabrics and bits of lace. He takes them home to his wife who cuts and refashions the fabrics into tiny gowns. The beautiful tiny dresses are known as “Angel Gowns.”
John Wright and his wife Diane create and donate the gowns to parents who have lost a baby. The infants include preemies who didn’t make it as well as stillborns. One upcycled wedding dress, can be used to make anywhere between 8-15 angel gowns. (View touching video at link below)
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In 2013, NICU Helping Hands started the Angel Gown Program to provide “comfort for bereaved families through the gift of a beautiful custom made gown for final photos and for burial services.”
Visit and Support Helping Hands Angel Gown Project Online
Sewing Machines for those who create for others
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