The Thimbleberries Quilt Circle in Mount Joy, PA, is working on a project called Hero Quilts.
At present, we are hoping to produce and ship approximately 300 quilts to the families of the fallen NY Firefighters by distributing them through the various stations. Please forward our mission on to others you may know who quilt.
Our hope is to have twin size or smaller quilts completed -- something that the entire family can use, perhaps on the back of a sofa, for comfort. Please use whatever pattern appeals to you -- some people are suggesting red, white, and blue fabric, but anything is welcome. Please include your personal message on a patch in the quilt as well as your name, city and state. Several years ago I was involved with the ABC Quilts Project. Each quilt bore the inscription "Love and Comfort to You." This would most certainly work, but feel free to inscribe as you desire.
If you are planning to ship more than one quilt -- for example, if you have a guild working on them -- email me before you ship them. I may have totals for firehouses and we could save the expense of shipping twice! Encourage those who might want to contribute but don't sew to contribute $1 stamps to ship your quilt or others.
People can email me for further details -- I'm trying to avoid posting my mailing address on the web, preferring to communicate via email.. Susan Heydt
In addition the the WTC Fund, there is also a fund for families of
rescue and fire personnel:
To make donations to the Widows & Childrens Fund send checks to:
Widows & Children's Fund
c/o Uniformed Firefighters Association
204 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010
or call the UFA office at 212-683-4832
Whether calling or mailing, please use the Tax ID number: 13-3047544