Beloved Quilts for the Homeless

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Valentines Day Sew-In!!!

Come Sew-In the LOVE!
Valentines Day sew-in! 12-6pm
Chapel of the Greater Boston Vineyard
No sewing experience required! Free sewing lessons for coming!
Bring your Sewing Machine!
If you'd like, bring a blanket to turn into a beloved quilt!
We accept donations of fabric, thread, sewing machines, money, blankets, and notions!
Spread the love!
Bring your friends who could use to feel some REAL LOVE on Valentines Day!
questions: please email:

Quilts for Children Rescued from Human Trafficking

Our next beneficiary of quilts will be children living in safe-homes after being rescued from a life of slavery as prostitutes. So, these children aren't exactly homeless- but since they've been trafficked away from their families and lived pretty tough lives in brothels against their will, well, I'm including them as an important group of people who are just the kind of people I want to love with our quilts.

I've been learning more and more about human trafficking and the problem of childhood slavery in our world. It's a pretty big problem that many people feel that they can do nothing about. Well, I think we can do something about it. So, I'm starting small. Our first goal will be to make quilts for all the kids in a given safe home. I am humbled by the thought of making something for the bed of a child who has had the purpose and meaning of bed stripped from them. So, hopefully these meager quilts will communicate to these children that they are safe and they are loved and worth our creative labor and our time.

For more info on human trafficking:

So, if you'd like to join us in redeeming the meaning of bed for these children, please join us at our next sew-in on Valentines Day! Saturday, Feb. 14th, 12-6 in the Chapel of the Greater Boston Vineyard!
Questions: Please email:

Beloved Quilts in the News on Service Day!

Laura Steinman, one of our faithful Beloved Quilts sew-in participants held a sew-in at her home on Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. Her sew-in event was covered by Channel 4 News, and was aired on the evening news between footage of Martin Luther King Jr. and Barack Obama. That felt pretty amazing! You can watch the video here:

And a numbers update: We have 1 more to give away to hit our "100 quilts given" goal! Wow! We gave 6 away to the Somerville Homeless Coalition last week, and we have 8 quilts started and being worked on by a 4H troop- which brings us to 99!!! So, I believe that we will SOON reach our goal of giving 100 away.