It’s been not a whole week since the devastating fires broke out in Bastrop Texas. To date, they have obliterated 30,000 acres andover 500 homes while they burned a swath of land 25 miles long by 20 miles wide. Many, many families have lost everything in the fires.
We want to help by providing handmade blankets to those families in need. Whether it’s just to literally survive the next few weeks, or it is to begin to build and furnish a new life, soft and warm handmade blankets help to ease the strain.
You can help. Click any of the links above. Even if the only ‘crafty’ thing you can do is use a pair of scissors,you can help. We have opportunities for knitters, crocheters, quilters, and ‘cutters’. If you can put together a team, or an old-fashioned sewing bee, and complete a whole blanket, that would be awesome. If it’s only you, you can contribute to a long-distance group blanket or a ‘virtual’ sewing bee.
You can be the person who donates the yarn or fabric. You can be the person who cuts it out. You can be the person who sews the blocks or knits the strips or crochets the squares. You can be the person who puts those together. You can be the person who lines and quilts the finished blanket. You can be the person who washes, dries, and folds the blankets. You can be the person who mails or delivers the blankets. You can be the person who helps rebuild someone’s home. You can be the person who helps them sleep better at night.
Our goal is both short and long-term. We want to provide for families in immediate need. Fortunately it won’t be that cold in Texas for a while. But when it does get cold, we want our neighbors to find comfort in a blanket that someone put their heart into making.