Thursday 20 November 2014

Spread Some Cheer

Now who wants these fabrics? Say Yes only if you are a large hearted Santa willing to spread some cheer among the less fortunate.

DQ Revathi Vas and The Square Inch, in collaboration with the coolest quilting group on Earth, 'Desi Quilters', would like to call on all quilting and non-quilting members and friends to help support 'Swanthana', located off of Sarjapur Road in Bangalore,  home to about 50 girls, mentally and physically challenged, aged 9 months -15 years of age. Run by a group of dedicated nuns, they are partly funded by the government. However, they rely on donations from individuals and corporates to help them sustain their service.

Do check out this video done by the harmony music foundation on the Swanthana Care Home..

Any contribution, big or small, will be much appreciated. So will volunteering your time if in Bangalore.

So what can a quilter do, you ask? And how do we get those yummy Christmas fabrics, you wanna know? Simple. Contribute, or, help raise contributions for 'Swanthana' through either/both of the following ways :

1. Purchase a bundle of the above fabrics for Rs.360. Each bundle consists of one big reindeer panel, two smaller reindeer panels and two snowflake fat quarters. You can purchase as many bundles as you like. The money can be transferred straight into the organisation's bank account and an email confirming the same, along with your address, needs to be sent to The bundle will be dispatched to you within two working days.

2.You can make and send a quilted table runner or table topper to the Home to be sold at school fairs. However, the article needs to reach Bangalore BEFORE December 12th. Once sent, please send an email confirming the same to and you will be sent a set of the two snowflake fat quarters OR the reindeer panels (1+2) as a token of appreciation. You may mention your preference.

For those of us who cannot volunteer our time a la DQ Revathi Vas, this is a wonderful opportunity to do our little bit while sitting in our corner of the world. May I request all DQs to come forth and help Swanthan in any way they can. The good karma is reward enough.The fabric is a bonus :-).

If you would like to contribute even otherwise, here are the bank details:

Account no.0416053000004822
South Indian Bank
Koramangala Branch, Bangalore
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Thank you.

1 comment:

  1. So proud of you Tina for starting this noble fund- raising venture and asking all your friends to join in! God bless you and yours abundantly for this kind act of yours! Please send me 2 bundles to the address I sent you in Bangalore! The money has already been remitted! Thanks a ton! Barbara