Children need to feel secure. When there are natural disasters or other traumatic events that occur in a child's life, it helps him to have an anchor to hold on to. This blog is an effort to collect new, handmade, child-sized and baby-sized charity quilts to distribute to displaced or traumatized children of Tuscaloosa County and Jefferson County, Alabama.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Here comes the sun...

Today is sunny and cool. There is a brisk breeze. The sun is warm on your face and not a cloud in the sky. It is the kind of day that makes you glad to be alive.

What a contrast to the last week (Has it already been a whole week?!?). Shock and disbelief have yeilded to hope and faith. The outreach to our communities from across the country has been so amazing. We are forever grateful to those who have helped in whatever way they could.

This week has tested our faith: our faith in God, our faith in others and our faith in ourselves. Our faith has been rewarded. God has blessed us with our lives. Total strangers have become neighbors and lifelong friends. People have reached down into the deepest, darkest parts of themselves and found light. Even people who have lost everything have given of themselves to help others.

Our quilt charity is progressing nicely. We have several commitments with the first batch of quilts on the way. I have reached out to identify children and families to serve. Please continue to pass the word. The need is great and it will take a long time to be met. The wounds run deep and the scars will take years to heal.

I am limiting dontations to finished quilts (with totes and animals) for uniformity sake. If you or someone you know would like to help, but do not quilt, consider getting together a kit package. You could donate a quilt kit with backing, batting, tote and a stuffed animal and team up with a local quilter or quilt guild to produce a completed quilt. If you are able to sew and quilt, but are not able to buy the supplies, match up with someone willing to donate a kit package. Please note that we are not set up to accept monetary donations.

I finally got my internet issues resolved. I have set up a facebook page. Please search us out on facebook: Bama Bound Quilts Charity Page. Please like the page and pass the word on about the page and the blog.


  1. I hope you don't mind but I am going to take your first picture of the tornado and put it on my side bar with a link back here to your blog.

  2. I just was made aware of your awesome idea here & am sharing it on my blog/twitter. Thanks to HarleyWife57 for posting on my FB wall!

    With affected family near Huntsville, my heart is heavy with all the devastation.
    Bless you!

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