The Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild is a sponsor of SafeHouse Center of Washtenaw County. SafeHouse provides free and confidential services, including shelter, for those who live or work in Washtenaw County impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault. In 2019, the Guild donated more than 300 quilts to SafeHouse. Each person who stays at SafeHouse has one of these handmade quilts on their bed, and takes it home with them. We know that these quilts not only make a comforting welcome for stressed individuals and families, but as a reminder that the community cares about them and their future.
We recently heard from SafeHouse that their supply of quilts was down to 20! Time for many us to get cracking and fix that problem. I had several partially finished quilt tops, and got the batting and backs ready to quilt them. Finished two in about 8 days. Each SafeHouse quilt donated has a label attached. In addition to the Guild logo the label contains this message: “Made especially for you because we care.”
Just delivered them today. Other Guild members have already sent in over a dozen and I’m sure there are more to come.
This one is actually a nice chambray blue, but it shows here as grey.
On this one I quilted some words (Joy, Happy, Play, Fun) and some hearts and the year 2020.