Edmonton & District Quilters' Guild (EDQG)

New Quilt Drive

Hello Guilders! A new quilt drive is here!

2020 is upon us and with it a chance to start a new journey. I am bringing forward as one we as the Community Service contributors for the EDQG to support. I would like to introduce you to “Sleep in Heavenly Peace”.

https://www.shpbeds.org

This is an American organization that is now expanding into Canada with a local chapter being created in the Sherwood Park area, by Mr. Neil Hayes. Information about the organization is presented below.

Helping Children in Need Sleep Better

All children deserve a safe, comfortable place to lay their heads. In Idaho and across the US, too many boys and girls go without a bed—or even a pillow—to sleep on. These children end up sleeping on couches, blankets, and even floors. This can affect their happiness and health.

That’s where Sleep in Heavenly Peace comes in. We’re a group of volunteers dedicated to building, assembling and delivering top-notch bunk beds to children and families in need. Our organization has grown steadily over time, and we’re working on opening more chapters in different states to serve more people.

How We Started

Sleep in Heavenly Peace had its start like many other charities, in a garage. It was Christmas time, a time of joy and happiness, a time of giving and love, but also a time of bitter, cold weather and snowstorms. A project, that was started with the build of one bed for a single family developed into something a whole lot more. With wood left over from the first bunk, another idea was created. “Who else could benefit from this bunk”?

A simple post on Facebook sparked an unexpected response. What was thought would be a litter of requests from needy families, turned into a litany of local people eager to help and volunteer. The generosity of these volunteers was so surprising that it was no longer a search for one who needed a bed, but a question of how many beds we could provide. From there, the idea grew into reality. We can make a difference.

We are now a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our federal ID is 46-4346568.

What We Believe

So many great charities provide clothing, meals, and toys to families in need. But as wonderful as this aid is, few organizations offer suitable beds and bedding to the kids in these families.

At SHP, we fully believe that a bed is a basic need for the proper physical, emotional, and mental support that a child needs. When it was brought to our attention that the need for beds went far beyond our own neighborhoods, we stepped up and took initiative. We're a national organization answering the call to a national problem.

If a child needs a bed, we want to make sure they get one. No kid sleeps on the floor in our town.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am requesting the guild support the budding local chapter of this organization and provide to them 20 single bed sized, wonderful quilts.  Let's start there and contribute to the very worthwhile local effort.

For this quilt drive, the suggested guidelines are below.

  • Single sized quilts - 40 inches wide at least, 60-65 at most for width; 70-80 inches long
  • As warm and thick as we can make them
  • Hopeful deadline is April 2020 guild meeting

 

Please notify me, Marjanne Geeraert, if you woiuld like to receive a kit to make the quilt with.  Would you like all the material, a simple pattern, the batting and the backing provided to you?

Or would you like some material and you will add to it from your stash?

Or would you simply like a copy of a good pattern for this quilt?

Please join in and let's give this quilt drive a guilders' go!

 

Marjanne Geeraert, 2nd VP Community Service                
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Let’s spread around the love!

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