Shelly Pagliai is the owner of Prairie Moon Quilts, which opened in October ’08. Shelly is a delightful lady who is passionate about quilting and helping others. As such, she has created a delightful way of raising money thru quilting to help others. And I’m hoping you can help her by way of sending her neck ties, yes neck ties. Or maybe you can offer to help to sew blocks or offer long arm services.
Here is the dirt (isn’t this an old term for newsworthy scoop) on this heartwarming project…..
In the Old West, “Necktie Social” referred to a public execution by hanging…..Prarie Moon Quilts isn’t hanging anyone, but trying to help those in need. They are turning old neckties into quilts and using them for charity fundraisers. To clarify, these necktie quilts will be turned over to various charities that are holding fundraisers that can optimize using a beautiful handmade quilt to raise funds to make a difference for a worthy cause. A few examples of the great causes that are currently targeted to receive one of these necktie quilts are:
– Ronald McDonald House Charities
– ReliefShare (their Shriner’s Quilts project)
But with more volunteers, hopefully many more charities will receive one of these beutiful necktie quilts to help raise funds for their charity project.
To clarify, cash donations are not accepted for this project, but if you have neckties, batting, or can offer assistance, etc., please contact Shelly to see how you can help. Volunteers are currently needed to help make blocks. You may actually want to turn your ties into a block and send the block on to Shelly to be quilted.
Prarie Moon Quilts will:
– accept any tie of any kind and color
– they will clean and prepare the ties for use in quilts
– The prepared neckties will be packaged up to make quilt blocks, and volunteers are asked to make a block or blocks using the ties, and return the finished blocks to us.
– The finished blocks will be made into quilts that will be donated to charities.
All you need to do is send your ties to:
For more info: http://www.prairiemoonquilts.com/Necktie_Social.html
Here are some ties that I found pretty easy to talk my husband out of and I’ll be sending to Prairie Moon Quilts. But then, I think I may have fun turning them into blocks and sending blocks to Prairie Moon Quilts.
Here are some ties that have been sent in by other supporters. This looks to me like a fun charity project to help with and certainly sending them a few ties (or blocks) is an easy task).
Free patterns: http://www.prairiemoonquilts.com/Free_Patterns.html