Tuesday, February 12, 2013

First Prison Quilt Giving Coming Up!!!!

Hi friends!  I have been absent for a few weeks!  We moved into a new house (same island :)) and things have been c-r-a-z-y!!  Packing up one house, husband out of town for a whole week, setting up new house, cleaning old house, and of course, homeschooling, adoption details, and Margaret's Hope Chest.  I am thankful for a strong body and a high tolerance for stressful situations (lots of practice). 
Enough on that.
Let's talk about quilting!
The first prison giveaway is coming up quickly--April  5-6.  This One Day With God Camp will be held in Manistee, Michigan at the Oaks Correctional Facility.   There will be about 50 boys and girls coming into the prison to spend the day (April 6th) with their dad!  Margaret's Hope Chest offers these dads a chance to give their child a quilt. We are also able to share our story of forgiveness and HOPE.
I wanted to share a bit of letter that I received from one the dads after a camp last summer:

"I just wanted to drop you all a BIG THANK YOU for the beautiful, lovely, warm and very nice quilts that were made by the wonderful people who put their time, energy, creative design and efforts into such inspiring gifts of hope. My children tell me how nice their quilts look spread over their beds.  They say with pride when their friends come over "this quilt is from my dad." A part of me is there with them when they close their eyes and go to sleep.  They are comforted by the quilts of hope and they are assured that I love them very much and will be home soon to be the father they deserve.  My children are covered and protected by HOPE.
Thanks again and God bless,
D. Rogers"

Currently, we have 20 quilts for boys and about 30 for the girls.  What we could use the most is quilts for older girls and boys-emphasis on boys :).  Of course, if you have quilts for younger boys and girls we will need them as well because we have two more of these camps coming over the summer.  

Thank you for your continued support of this program--this is our 4th year of service to the prisons in Michigan.