There is a new program which highlights the American tradition of quilting to spread our giving spirit. Blanket America, inspired by President Obama’s inaugural address highlighting our Patchwork Heritage, is that program. Read on to find out how you can become involved.
Online PR News – 31-December-2009 – – There is a new program which highlights the American tradition of quilting to spread our giving spirit. Blanket America, inspired by President Obama’s inaugural address highlighting our Patchwork Heritage, is that program. Read on to find out how you can become involved.
Americans have a long tradition of quilting to benefit our friends and neighbors. Women have gathered to piece together quilts for new brides, new babies, new homes, and disaster relief. They have spent solitary winters making quilts alone, drawing comfort and accomplishment from the act of creating a warm, beautiful keepsake.
Helping each other, regardless of our heritage or race, is the call to action from our President. Using local charity and one to one programs like Blanket America, he has tasked us to come to the aid of our neighbors in need. Women throughout history have given this kind of aid, the gift of warmth and comfort, knowing that these gifts are more precious than any others.
In keeping with this tradition, and honoring our multi-cultural heritage, blanket america is making available a keepsake patchwork quilt with an added feel-good benefit! With each purchase a blanket will be given to the needy. The goal is to give away one million blankets through the program.
The Blanket America quilt is comprised of 13 different fabrics, representing the 13 original states. Pieced together in the traditional patchwork pattern, the quilt is also decorated on the reverse side with the words of President Obama’s inaugural address. This keepsake quality quilt will grace your home for many years, makes a wonderful gift, and bears testament to your spirit of unity and giving.
Stories and progress of the project will be reported on www.blanketamerica.com to help build the community of quilters and quilt lovers who participate. Look for this site to be up soon.
The quilts come in three sizes, with matching pillows and/or pillow shams available to coordinate the set. There is a lap quilt available at $59.99, with sizes available to queen/king for $99.99. You can see that participating is affordable and the price for a quality patchwork quilt is very reasonable.
Help to make a difference this year by spreading warmth through the spirit of quilting and gifting practical, beautiful blankets to those in need. There is no better way to give than a one to one program like this one. You will receive your keepsake quilt and know that you’ve given a warm blanket to another family this year.
Please spread the word to your quilting and crafting friends about this great program and become involved. Your help will build this program exponentially, and help us to reach the million blanket goal.