I learned to sew and quilt as an adult. I watched You Tube videos, joined Instagram, participated in a few quilt-alongs, and attended my local guild despite being the youngest person in the room and needing a babysitter to help me get out of the house. Immediately, I found a sense of belonging and community. I have built my stash with the help of many friends, have swapped my creations with complete strangers, and mailed packages to people I know I’ll never meet in person. As technology and resources bring us together, I also felt the push to share beyond the quilting community. Hands-down the most rewarding connection I’ve made is finding outlets for donation. And, quilters are amazingly generous people! Without much fanfare, I see quilts donated immediately following disasters and grieving families. A call for blocks or supplies doesn’t take long to be answered!
Today I want to share links to some ongoing, organized ways to get involved. I’m based in the USA so most of these will be US-based as well. But, make sure to look around your local area for more opportunities! Also, be sure to carefully read each organization’s requirements before diving in.
For Victims of Human Trafficking
A21: Finished bedding of all sizes