As many of you know, I am trying to raise money to purchase a home with a small apartment so my son Joseph who is homeless can have a place to live out of the elements.
This quilt pattern and fabric was all donated to me by someone near and dear and who is one of my followers, what a blessing she sent me.
It is 43 1/2" x 56" and has not one, but two layers of Warm and Natural batting inside. It is hand tied with silk ribbon and cotton crochet thread and machine quilting across the width of the fabric.
I have decided instead of listing it as an auction item on my blog, or selling it in my Zibbet shop, that I would actually donate it to a homeless person in our area as the temperatures have dropped to the 30's during the night and I know these people have nothing.
If you would like to donate something towards Project Bring Joseph home, you can do so by contacting me via Email and I will add your name to this quilt as a sponsor.
Right now, we haven't found a home to purchase and we only have $35 in savings to go towards this project, but I have faith that even if I can't raise thousands of dollars to bring my son home, I can help one person, one quilt at a time.
In the meantime, this one is finished and waiting for its home, I am sure God will lead me to a person in need.
Sadly this week I have heard people say that those of us who reach out to the homeless are making them co-dependent or we are because we don't make them find jobs.
However, in our area there are no jobs, plants are closing all around us, people are walking away from their homes and moving in with family in another state for a chance to find work. We have one shelter here and they rarely have room for everyone in need and the homeless in our area do not trust these people.
I do not feel by offering someone a way to keep warm I am doing anything other than what I am called to do, reach out to help others in spite of my own situation. Yes, I have made my son quilts, but they get stolen, so now I send his aunt money and she takes him shopping for warm clothing.
Remember, not all homeless on the street are hopeless or unloved!