UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2020!
Hello, quilters! Wow! Have the last several months been trying times! Many of us had our quilting interrupted to make masks – many of you are STILL making masks! For those of you ready to get back to quilting, we are working on a community project to beneifit our community – in a QUILTY way!
You may have heard of Yadkin Valley Strong – a recent collaboration between the Yadkin Valley United Fund, Yadkin Valley Chamber, Explore Elkin, Elkin City Schools, Mercy and Truth Ministries, and Tri-County Christian Crisis Ministries aimed at raising and distributing funds for individuals/families who have lost their employment because of COVID-19. Yadkin Valley Strong also provides funds for food and supplies to Tri-County Christian Crisis Ministries, Mercy and Truth Ministries, and 7 local elementary schools in our service area. This project is funded by individuals and administered by local individuals – there is no government involvement! This means those who did not qualify for assistance under the government programs have an opportunity to receive aid from our local community.
As we at Yadkin Valley Quilts are working to resume normal activities in the shop, we wanted to bring our quilting community back together in a way that would benefit our local community. A way to help those who have been adversely affected by recent events. Out of this desire came Heritage of Hope – the Fiber of the Yadkin Valley, a friendly competition between quilters that ultimately benefits our neighbors in need!
*In the event that Yadkin Valley Strong has completed its mission and “closed” when the raffle is completed, funds will be given to the Yadkin Valley United Fund’s Emergency Fund (the fund that contributed to the start of Yadkin Valley Strong).