Remember QuiltCon West back in February? To help jog your memory, that’s when Timeless Treasures and Dear Stella, our sister company, shared a booth and combined efforts to make “helping hands” charity blocks with attendees. Our goal was to use these blocks to give quilts back to the Pasadena community that hosted QuiltCon West. Catch the full recap here.
Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth and lent a helping hand in making a block! Download the list of block contributors here. (If you contributed a block, but do not see your name on the list, send us an email at [email protected])
We collected almost 200 “helping hand” blocks at the show and, fast forward to now, TEN (!) beautiful quilts were made with the help of Osie Lebowitz and her generous team of volunteers: Debbie Balagia, Rita Barrett, Shirley Berry, Marge Lentricchia, and Becky Rodier.
The beneficiary of these quilts is Rosemary Children Services. Here’s a little information from their website about the organization and its efforts to help children:
Rosemary Children’s Services continues as one of the oldest West Coast charities that helps boys and girls of all ages who have suffered abuse, neglect and abandonment. Our programs include a Foster Care and Adoptions agency, which helps nearly 400 children, annually, throughout Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, a Wraparound program that provides helpful supportive services to our designated children and families, a Mental Health Program to provide individual and group therapy and training in various life skills, and the Residential Program which includes the Rosemary Cottage and four group homes.
Follow Rosemary Children’s Services on their website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn. We encourage you to support this wonderful organization by donating your own handmade quilts or other children’s items (click the donate tab on their website to learn more about what they accept). This “helping hands” quilt makes a great project for a guild or a charity sewing group.
We love the cheery sky backings and colorful basics used for the bindings on all of these quilts. We hope they bring a smile to each recipient’s face! Thank you to the many volunteers who helped us make this happen.