Coastal Quilters Gears Up for Kids Summer Quilt Camp
No official meetings in May - instead we'll be having work parties to prepare for camp... cleaning and checking out sewing machines, cutting kits, assembling kits, etc. If you would like to participate, we'll do all this on our usual third Saturday, May 19, but the location is the Engel condo, 245 Highway A1A, Unit 601, Satellite Beach (across from Domino's and Bizarros' pizza places). If you plan to come, please email email@example.com.
We will also break for lunch at noon, so bring your lunch. If you cannot work in the morning but would like to join us for camaraderie and lunch, you are welcome. Coffee and tea will be ready all day
Kids Camp Plans Underway - Volunteers have answered the call
Thanks to the Wonder Women of Quilt Camp, Kids Quilt Camp's success is again guaranteed. We have delightful campers of all ages and stages, and wonderful volunteers to assist each of them in making a personal quilt. The campers range in age from 9 to 17, and are looking forward to a wonderful event.
We can always add volunteers, especially in the afternoon sessions where so much is going on, so if you would like to join us, email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell her your choice of days/times.
QAKH Quilt-in Resumes July 20
Get ready for our joyous all day quilt-ins when we assembly line sew, sandwich, and quilt quilts for our Brevard kids in transition - those without permanent shelter and those in foster care. We also manage to visit, get in our words, and produce amazing quilts. This effort is enabled by so many - community grants (see below) and local quilters who just want to come in and sew for a purpose. It all runs smoothly because of Coordinators Sheryl Milner and Sylvia Clary, who are instrumental in all stages.
Quilts produced this summer will be directed to homeless kindergarteners in the elementary schools, to children turned to foster care, and to chldren undergoing cancer treatment. The need continues.
Quilters Against Kids Hunger and Homelessness is a community effort to give homeless children hope and comfort. We want these kids to know that their community seriously cares about their well-being. If a community group wishes to work with us, contact us (emails below). Your input is most welcome.
Funding for QAKH's next phase is secured, with huge thanks to our newest benefactors, the Gannet Foundation/Florida Today and Bette George, whose donations are added to those from The Margaret Binz Foundation and The Margaret Heinz Foundation. We are pleased that we will be able to continue making QAKH quilts for our youngest homeless children in Brevard County.
Sheryl Milner, QAKH Coordinator, EduQuilters VP - email@example.com
Margie Engel, EduQuilters President - firstname.lastname@example.org