Thank You Quilters

It’s that time again…I’m happy to share our latest “Quilty Causes” spotlight with you!

For the July/August issue of Quiltmaker magazine, I had the awesome pleasure of getting to know the Thank You Quilters from Texas. Started in 2008, by Audrey Winters, Thank You Quilters is an organization that makes and collects quilts, afghans and pillowcases for the soldiers at Fort Hood in Texas.

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Thank You Quilters

Thank You Quilters has quickly grown from 4 members to a large group of quilters who now meet twice a month to sew at Ready to Sew Bernina in Cedar Park, Texas. Here, with the help of many community contributors including the Chisholm Trail Quilt Guild, they make quilts for the soldiers.

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Soldier says "thank you"

Since January 2008, the Thank You Quilters has delivered more than 471 quilts and afghans, 227 pillowcases and 70 stuffed animals to soldiers and their families. With each quarterly delivery of 76 quilts and 200 pillowcases, soldiers are greeted with quilts, hugs and gratitude from the volunteers who visit.

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Quilts and Hugs

The Thank You Quilters have volunteers available to assemble and longarm quilt, so they are happy to accept quilt blocks and tops with or without backing. They also accept donations of red, white, blue, patriotic and army themed fabric. If you would like to help, visit thankyouquilters.org. These quilters are truly inspiring, aren’t they?

Do you have a favorite “quilty cause”? Please leave us a comment and tell us all about it. We’d love to hear!

About Paula

I'm an Associate Editor at Quiltmaker in Golden, CO. I've been quilting for 18 years, including teaching, long arm quilting, designing, and stash building. I also love to read, run, stitch, play with my boston terrier and spend time with my family.
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2 Responses to Thank You Quilters

  1. Pingback: Thank You Quilters - Quiltmaker Magazine - Quilters Club of America

  2. Mary Johnson says:

    I do have a favorite – heartstringsquiltproject.com

    We donate to many different charities including quilts for veterans and soldiers.

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