21 August, 2015

We've Got Them Covered!

This is what twenty-five nap blankets looks like. They're waiting, along with some more to be picked up this weekend, to be delivered to the Pre-K classes at a local school on opening day. The small quilting group of which I'm a part, our "Bee", adopted a specific school a few years ago, we supply three classrooms there each year when the school year starts. Our Guild describes the program this way:  The Nap Blanket Program provides these simple covers to  Pre-Kindergarten classrooms in our local school system's schools which meet the criteria as an Equity Plus School. For an elementary school that designation is a school where over 75% of the students receive free or reduced lunches. The children who receive the nap blankets claim their own and keep them to take home forever at the end of the school year. It is hard to describe the happiness on a little one's face when they choose their very own blanket!

These blankets are simply constructed with two one yard lengths of child-friendly fabric, a front and a back. They're sewn right sides together, turned and top-stitched around the edges and with a corner to corner "X" through both layers, there is no batting. I bagged these up yesterday, preparing them for delivery and realized how very much this stack weighs; wow, it is heavy, that's when I realized the obvious... this is fifty yards of fabric! I'm grateful to be a member of such a generous group of quilting friends; we are all blessed with so much, this annual project elicits nothing but pure joy.


Life is Good!

8 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

Fifty yards of goodness . . . well done to your group and what a blessing for the little ones who shall receive these.

straythreads said...

what a great project and all for smiles

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

This is such a lovely idea.

KaHolly said...

Oh, wow, what a worthy project! As a former educator that always worked in the lowest ranking schools in a district, I can attest to the fact that they are very much appreciated by these children. I'm so touched by your generosity.

Janet O. said...

I love seeing the creations your group makes for the children each year. I can imagine how happy they are to have a blanket of their very own!

Shasta Matova said...

What a great idea! I am sure there will be plenty of smiles and excited faces as each child chooses their own nap blanket!

Tanya said...

What a gift of love you and your group are making. Think of the all the lives you've touched! (and changed!)

AnnieO said...

That is a wonderful pile of love you're hefting there!