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Project Robin’s Hope

I am starting up a project that I hope many of you will join me in fulfilling.

Purpose of the project: To provide a last wish of a very dear and generous lady.

Story behind the project:

Robin is a mother of 4 adult children all serving in the armed forces. What I am proposing is that we help Robin fulfill a last wish. Robin is a member of my local guild she is also one of the chair members for our charity quilt program for the guild. Our guild is a small guild and lacks the numbers to help Robin fulfill her last wish. So I am reaching out to the quilting world to help me to help her to fulfill this wish. Last year I meet Robin at a quilt retreat she was losing her voice her doctor did not know why. He sent her to a specialist and they ran some test and found a tumor. The tumor was cancer and a very rare form that doesn’t respond to any known treatments. This year they used radiation to help shrink the tumor. At one point the tumor had gotten big enough to collapse one of her lungs. The tumor makes it hard for her to speak above a whisper. This week she was told that the tumor has again started to grow back and at this rate come this time next year she will no longer be able to breath. Robin approached our guild board with a hope to get the guild to help make a quilt for each member of her daughters unit which will be deploying outside the US to a war zone next year sometime after February. Our guild is a very small guild and the board members did not feel that our group could get that many quilts done so the board voted to make a pillow case for each member. In my heart I was prompted by God to help Robin fulfill the wish of a quilt for each member of her daughters unit. I know with the help of God and other quilters that this wish is obtainable.  

So this is what I am purposing and asking for your help with.

  1. I am willing to sell patriotic fabric at wholesale to those that commit to make a quilt or more for Robin’s hope. Fabrics will be listed on my website and available at wholesale if you fill out a contact form and commit I will give you the password to buy it and pay through Paypal.
  2. I also will be selling batting at wholesale to those committing to Robin’s Hope (same as for the fabric see above.)
  3. I am willing to quilt the quilts on my long arm (a basic meandering) for free to those that send in a quilt top and provide the batting and backing or pay wholesale for the batting and or backing. Between my husband and I we can pin on and quilt and quilt a single quilt in this manner in under 2 hours. We both have committed to do this project.
  4. If we get an overwhelming response which I sincerely hope we do I will open it up to others that have a troop that is deploying and would like to carry on Robin’s Hope.
  5. If you have scraps of red, white or blue fabric and are willing to make a simple single quilt and send it in that would be great. This is a way to use up left over scraps or dig into your stash. If you need it quilted I will quilt it.
  6. If you are a long arm quilter and are willing to help quilt quilts for this project I would love to hear from you.
  7. If you have a quilt group and are willing to work on one together and send it that would also be great.
  8. If you don’t have the time to dedicate to this project please consider donating the cost of a kit which I will also have on my site at wholesale cost that will make a single twin size quilt. I am not a non-profit myself but I am using my local guilds non-profit charity quilt program. So if you need a non-profit 501c to get a tax credit for your contribution this is possible.

My hope is to surprise her with the 100 quilts at our February 2015 Guild meeting. So please pray and consider helping in any way you can to make Robin’s Hope a reality.

If you have any questions please email me and in the subject line put Robin’s Hope and I will get back to you as soon as possible. I know that with your help we can do this.

Here is a link to my website contract page for Robin's Hope

Project Robin's Hope Link

Rules:

Rules and Guidelines Please Read Carefully!

By filling out this contract you are agreeing to make a quilt and sending it to Quilt N Peace for donation to Project Robin's Hope.

You may purchase up to 12 yards of fabric at wholesale for every quilt you commit to. You may also purchase up to 3 yards of batting per quilt you commit to.

By checking the boxes below you are legally bound to the this contract, and your commitment to return the quilt to Quilt N Peace by no later than February 1, 2015.

Once I receive your contract I will email you a password to access the fabric, batting and quilt kits.

Quilt size and requirements: 
Size must range from 70-75 wide by 86-96 long
They may not have any glitter fabric, sparkles or embellishments, any applique must have finished edges.

If you would like to dedicate your quilt in the memory of a past or living previous service member please add their info to your label also include on your label your name, state and date so that we can document your  commitment.

If you would like me to do the quilting please provide the top, pieced backing enough binding fabric for your quilt and in the comment box below put what you would like to be included on the label or send a label along.

If you choose to purchase a kit I will send you a photo of the finished quilt. Please leave a comment as to what you would like the label to read.

If you need to receive a receipt for the cost of the fabric and or the kits please check the box and I will get one emailed to you as soon as possible.
I have submitted a group request which I hope Connecting Threads will approve.
Thanks so much for any help you able to provide towards helping me with this project.

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Comment by Marianne on May 2, 2014 at 11:48pm

Good morning Jodie,

What a wonderful initiative, you have my very best wishes for the project.

Marianne U.K.

Comment by Jody Davis-Wood on April 29, 2014 at 9:06am

Hi Everyone I just got the approval from QWU for a Project Robin's Hope Group please stop by and join up. Here is the link: Robin's Hope Group

Comment by Jody Davis-Wood on April 28, 2014 at 8:27am
Vilma as long as it is made with colors that are not gender specific it would be okay with me.what colors did you have in mind. I priced the fabric @3.10 per yard to help keep them in the same color way. I understand if you need to use what you have. It would be nice if it still had a military feel to it.

BJ So happy to have you on board.
Comment by B J Elder/WA on April 28, 2014 at 7:25am

WooHoo - I can do it Jody. I'm so glad!!!! What a gift you are giving not only Robin, but so many people.

Comment by Vilma/AR on April 28, 2014 at 7:22am

Does it has to be red, white and blue?   I used up my red, white and blue for the Quilts of Valor.

Comment by Jody Davis-Wood on April 27, 2014 at 2:55pm

Hello everyone Thanks for all of your help. Could you all make sure that you go to the website and sign up even if your not sure you can commit to a quilt at this time that way I can keep everyone up to date with one mass email. I know with life's issues that some will work on one but my not be able to complete one in time for Robin's daughters troops. Any I get will go to the troops in memory of Robin.

I also now some have the time but not the finances so it you let me know in the comment  box that you could possible do a kit that is donated by someone else that would also be a help.

The best way you can help is signing up so that I can keep everyone informed in the mass mailing. I have updated my web page with the new option.

Comment by Jill, BC on April 27, 2014 at 10:31am

Thanks Jody - I will email you when I have figured out fabric requirements.

Comment by Sobana Sundar on April 27, 2014 at 1:45am

Great endeavour. Wishing you the best Jody!

Comment by Jody Davis-Wood on April 26, 2014 at 8:11pm
Thanks Debra that would be great. My Dad served in th Air Force for 22 years my DH served for 4 years in the Navy and my DS served for 3 years before being discharged with a full medical disability.
Thanks for serving. Thanks for your help with this project.
Comment by Debra Miller on April 26, 2014 at 7:51pm
Jody, I am in! I am making copies of your post with all the info to hand out at my quilt guild meeting May 1st. I am in a large guild, 60+ members. I will see if there's any interest and let you know. BTW. I am a US Air Force Vet. Thank you.

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