In memory…

Recently I’ve been receiving donations in memory of a woman named Viola Kraemer. I’ve never met Viola…and each time I receive a donation online or in the mail I find myself wanting to know more about her. Viola was a quilter in Minnesota and it is...

Such a Kind Remembrance

I am grateful every time I open our post office box and find a donation waiting inside…I am grateful every time I receive word that someone has made a donation online. It touches me so deeply that you read about the work we do and it touches your heart and...

How do you begin to thank people?

I was with some friends last night and they asked me how this project was going. The words came tumbling out, as they usually do when I get going on the success I’ve experienced so far. When I begin to describe one person who has helped me in some way it reminds...

Mardi Gras Indians

In March ’06, when we took the first load of machines to New Orleans, a woman walked through the door, asking if she could take multiple machines for the Mardi Gras Indian community. This remarkable woman, Becky, would soon become my connection to other...

Sewing Machine Donor

A woman stopped in our shop awhile back wondering if we were still accepting sewing machine donations to take to New Orleans, and, of course, we were. As she and I began talking I could tell there was so much more to the story. As it turns out she had purchased a...

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