Wednesday, December 11, 2013


The boxes have started to arrive at ALS Chapters across the country filled with Hopes & Dreams Quilts.  We shipped out close to 400 quilts in the last few weeks to the delight of our ALS friends.

Our friend Merritt Holland Spier, Executive Director of the Western Pennsylvania ALS Chapter sent pictures of them opening boxes.  They are always so thrilled with your Hopes & Dreams Quilts.

Merritt writes, "70 quilts - all different - all made with love from Quilters Dream Batting sponsoring Hopes and Dreams Quilt Challenge for ALS for people living with ALS.  We will make sure they get to those in need!"

And in the mail today - a Thank You!

Brenda Edelman, Director of Patient Services, of the Greater Philadelphia ALS Chapter, sent a thank you for the beautiful quilts that will be going to "PALS" - persons living with ALS - in the states of New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania.  On the phone Brenda exclaimed, "When these boxes arrived I got so excited!  All of the staff is coming in on Friday and we make opening the boxes an event here and it's as much you giving us a gift as it is when the quilts are given as gifts to our patients during our Christmas visits and Christmas parties!" 

You can give the gift of a quilt this Christmas to a family member or friend and help find a cure for ALS.  You can purchase a Hopes and Dreams quilt by visiting the Hopes and Dreams Storenvy shop and by visiting the Richard Stravitz 30th Street Art Gallery located at 3004 Pacific Avenue (corner of 30th Street and Pacific Avenue), in Virginia Beach.

If you're a quilter, consider making a Hopes & Dreams quilt and be entered to win fabulous prizes from our wonderful sponsors.  You can download a printable Entry Form on our Hopes & Dreams website.    

2014 is the Fifth Annual Hopes & Dreams Quilt Challenge for ALS and with your participation we hope to make it the biggest year ever!

Your Grateful Hopes & Dreams Coordinator

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