A few years ago my beautiful sister-in-law's brother died. He was too young and is terribly missed. When this tragedy occurred, a friend of the family made flannel quilts. It was an act of love and it was something they hoped each person could use to find comfort in. The gesture worked and to this day my sister-in-law cherishes that soft blanket.
When news of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary hit the airwaves, it broke all our hearts. The human compassion we all share for these fellow human beings runs deep. There isn't a person I know that wouldn't do something to help these children, parents and teachers if they could. That's when my sister-in-law had an idea, the idea to provide a flannel quilt to each child at that school.
Twenty-four hours after this idea was posted online three hundred quilts were committed to being made. Friends, family and even strangers are passing the word around, donating a quilt or two, yarn, batting and volunteer hours. Quilting parties are springing up everywhere and monetary donations are trickling in. The goal is to reach six hundred quilts. They must be flannel on both sides, 45 x 60 with eleven ounce batting and tied with yarn. Every quilt has to be done by January 10th 2013.
Nothing can fill the empty space in the hearts of the innocent victims of this heinous crime but we can each extend a kind gesture to help ease their pain. Each of us individually can't do much to change the way criminals behave in our society but each of us can put some action into the compassion we feel for those affected. Every act, be it small or large, can make a difference in another's life.
I don't think anyone knows for sure what day the children will return to school but we're making every effort to ensure six hundred quilts will be ready and waiting for them when they do. If you can help in this beautiful Act please contact me at: AngieMoonSmiles@hotmail.com or send donations to: Michelle Corbin 4519 N. 3150 E. Liberty Utah 84310.