Trade Food for Fat QuartersJWD Publishing | November 15, 2011
FOOD FOR FATS
Receive a Fat Quarter for every item of non perishable food you donate—
What a GREAT IDEA!
We want to give a great big shout out to the QuiltBug Quilt Shop. They are having their 6th annual FOOD FOR FATS FRIDAY on November 25-26. They will trade you a Fat Quarter for every item of non perishable food you bring to the store for their community’s local food pantry. The QuiltBug Quilt Shop is on the border of Schoharie and Schenectady Counties at 169 Main St. Esperance, New York. If you live nearby, do consider stopping off and adding to the QuiltBug food pantry donations.
We think this is a great idea. If you are the owner of a quilt shop, would you consider copying this idea? What about extending it through the month of December? Times are tough for so many people right now. If you have a similar program or want to begin such a program, please let us know. We’d love to hear from you and spread the word.
And quilters—— If you take a big bag of non-perishable food to your local quilt shop for a food for fat quarter donation, would you consider doing a 1 for 2 or even a 1-4 trade—-giving more than you received?Also, if you are friends with a shop owner, perhaps you can help jump-start such a program. Offer to volunteer your time to set it up and keep it going. It would be a great help to your shop owner and a wonderful contribution to your communnity. If you are not fortunate enough to have a quilt store nearby, think about donating to your local food bank or food pantry as much as you can this winter.
Thanks so much for sharing your time, effort, and food—whatever you can afford with the people in your community who are finding it so difficult to put healthy, good food on their tables this winter. And again, thanks QuiltBug for your effort, time, help, and generosity.
We are featuring parts of Charlotte Warr Andersen’s quilt in this post, as it has such appropriate meaning for us at this time of the year. You can see the quilt in its entirety on our homepage and in its pattern page We Give Thanks.