Friday, July 27, 2012

Hope Quilters and My Brother's Keeper

As many of you know, when Hope Quilters has fabrics that are not suited for the mission quilts we make, nothing goes to waste.  All of those kinds of fabrics as well as smaller pieces we don't use in our Ezekiel quilt blocks are gathered and taken to My Brother's Keeper in Prairie City, Iowa.  Here a dedicated group of people prepare the "discarded" fabrics and make them into bedding for the homeless - often known as "ugly quilts", which are sleeping bags given to the homeless who have nothing warm to sleep in or under.  Websites to check out what this organization does (here in Iowa as well as many other states); 
Locally - The Christian Ministry Center, 207 North Hobson, Prairie City, IA or

We had the bed of a full size pick-up truck filled.  Then we filled the intake entrance to the local My Brother's Keeper building.  The group who make the "ugly quilts" as well as other items meet Mondays from 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Over 20 shelters in the Des Moines area, other states and other countries are the recipients of these wonderful blankets, comforters, pillows, etc., including men's, womens', youth and family shelters; individuals living under bridges; tornado victims . . . the list goes on and on.

1 comment:

  1. What a great way to use up EVERY little bit and scrap!! Thanks for sharing.


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