Thursday, 20 March 2014

The night before and we are at 998!!!

What a week it has been! So many quilts have been coming in!

On Wednesday we had 910, but by tonight we have 998 quilts. It is simply amazing! When we got them all to the hall to get ready to hang them, we were totally blown away by the sheer volume of quilts we have. We started setting them up on Wednesday, but the majority of them went up today.

We have had the most amazing support from people in my Corps (in The Salvation Army we call our church a Corps). There was a large group of people at the hall today who worked their tails off to get everything ready. Some were painting over graffiti, some were fixing nets, some were hanging quilts, a lot were sorting quilts, some were sewing binding, some were working in the kitchen, some were setting up, some were chainsawing, some were cleaning, etc. It was a very busy day, and the atmosphere was fantastic.

By the end of the day the barn looked like this:

The inside

Lots and lots of quilts

And the outside

Including the fantastic honey bee quilt

And in the hall it looks like this:

There are a stack of photos of the recent quilt arrivals to go up on the Photo Gallery page, but my computer is not cooperating at the moment. Hopefully, I will be able to get them up soon.

Tomorrow is going to be a big day, and I am so excited!! Sometimes I can't believe that there are almost 1000 quilts all together that are not just being given away, but are being chosen to bring comfort and happiness into someone's life. That just gives me goosebumps.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you at the Open Day tomorrow,


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