Wrap Them in Love

Wrap Them in Love is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization created to help children in need. Our mission is to collect donated quilts and distribute them to children around the world. Join us here to encourage each other while we are quilting!
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  • for you!

    Posted on January 21st, 2019 Wrap'em No comments

    I want to share with you part of a letter that I recently received.  It is for all of you—those who send quilts or tops or fabric, those who help with the expenses, and those of you who are encouraging the rest of us to keep going.  The people who receive our quilts appreciate them greatly, as this letter shows:

    I want to tell you what a sweet privilege it was to be able to distribute some of your quilts in Paradise, CA after the Camp Fire. . .     I had the honor of talking to many people and listening to their heart breaking stories of loss and miraculous escapes. Being able to offer them a beautiful homemade quilt to provide them a symbol of caring and comfort in the midst of such traumatic and trying times was just so awesome.  One lady was moved to tears as she shared that the one thing she grieved losing the most was the quilt her mom had made her.  It was so precious for me to put an arm around her and say “Let’s see if we can find one like Mom’s.” And she found the perfect one that was “just like Mom made.”  Many Moms, Dads and children left cuddling “the one” that was just right for them.  Thank you so much for the obvious love and care you put into each and every one of these quilts.  I wish you each could have seen the real joy and peace these quilts brought to so many people.  They surely added an extra measure of blessing to my ministry.  God bless you as you continue to use your talents to bless others.”

    I want to add my thanks to each of you again.  Without all of you, we couldn’t keep providing quilts where they are needed.  Our shelves are empty right now, so keep sending quilts when you can.  There is someone waiting for just the right quilt whenever it gets here.

    Ellen

  • Good Morning!

    Posted on January 11th, 2019 Wrap'em No comments

    What a great way to start off the day!  I had just finished up quilting a quilt when a knock at the door brought an amazing donation!

      

    Seven beautiful quilts and a big box o’ stuffies!!!  The quilts are a variety of sizes, which is great because we all know that kids come in a variety of sizes too!  Thank you so much for this generous donation.

  • Starting off a new year!

    Posted on January 9th, 2019 Wrap'em No comments

    These quilts are on their way to India!

    We are busy getting more quilts ready for the next requests.  Besides quilting, I have finally finished updating the galleries  on the Wrap Them in Love website.  My goal was to get that done before the end of the year, but then a big windstorm rolled through and I was without internet service for 2 weeks!!  So, when you are having your morning coffee, spend a while looking through the gorgeous quilts in the gallery!  You might also catch a glimpse of a couple of my “mini helpers”.

     

  • End of the year

    Posted on January 9th, 2019 Wrap'em No comments

    It was pretty crazy around here during December.  We were able to send several boxes of quilts to fire victims in California before Christmas.  We ended up sending them 197 quilts and 291 Stuffed Animals!!  The stuffed animals started with a donation from one person, that grew  from there with more from lots of people!  The kids loved having stuffies to hug along with quilts.  It was such a hit, that we’ll continue to collect Stuffed animals throughout the year.  We’ll tuck them in with quilts when appropriate.

    We also sent a few boxes of clothing and small gifts to Rose Bud Reservation in South Dakota.  They were much appreciated.

    Thank you so much to all of you for making 2018 such a successful year for us.  We are able to provide quilts where they are needed because you are there to help us.

  • Christmas Quilts

    Posted on December 14th, 2018 Wrap'em No comments

    Today the local Fire Department came to pick up quilts for three families that they are helping for Christmas.  We were able to give them a special quilt for each child and for the adults in the families.  Each year, the Fire Dept  gives us a list of boys and girls with their ages for each family so that we can choose an appropriate quilt for each.  They are always very much appreciated.

    Thank you for helping us to make their Christmas a little brighter (and warmer too!)

    Ellen

  • So many quilts needed!

    Posted on December 14th, 2018 Wrap'em No comments

    We have been so busy finishing as many quilts as we can.  We have sent a lot of quilts to fire victims from Paradise, California already, but they need a lot more.  With the last shipment, we also sent stuffed animals that had been donated, and they could use a lot more of those too.  There are thousands of people who are homeless after these fires, so anything that we send will be a huge help.

    We are going to try to get as many quilts and stuffed animals to them before Christmas, but even after Christmas, we’ll send more.  It would be nice for some of the little ones to have a quilt or a stuffie to snuggle with on Christmas Eve.

    So please, if you have an extra quilt or two, or a new or nearly new stuffed animal send them to us right away at:

    Wrap them in Love

    2522 A Old Hwy 99 S

    Mount Vernon, WA  98273

    Thank you so much,

    Ellen

  • Thank you, Karen

    Posted on December 4th, 2018 Wrap'em No comments

    Today we received a box of 10 quilts from Karen in Lincoln, NE.  Thank you so much!!  She also sent some quilt tops and fabric for backs.  Everything is much appreciated!    We are working hard to get enough quilts for requests for this month.  I am busy quilting.  Thankfully several of you have donated quilt tops, so there is plenty that need to be quilted.  It makes it so much faster and easier when we can grab a top off the shelf and start quilting.  Yesterday one of our binding angels stopped in to see if we had anything that needed bindings, so I sent 4 or 5 quilts with her.

    I am watching for the mail to see if more quilts come in from quilters  around the country.    Quilters are such amazing people, I know that we can pull together and get lots of quilts to the little ones who need them.

    Keep Quilting!!

    Ellen

  • We need Quilts!!!

    Posted on December 2nd, 2018 Wrap'em No comments

    With all of the disasters this year, we have been sending out a lot of quilts.  We had just sent boxes and boxes of quilts to Florida hurricane victims when the fires in California started.  Now we have emptied our shelves and there are still more requests, so we need your help.  So many, many families have lost everything and having a quilt to hang on to means the world.  We have also been able to send 168 stuffed animals that were donated, and we have requests for more of those too.  We tuck the animals in with the quilts.  They are so appreciated, but we are out of them, so if you have a new (or  like new) stuffed animal that needs a little one to love, please send it to us and we’ll get it into those little hands.

    Normally this time of year, we distribute a lot of quilts as the weather get colder.  This year, our shelves are empty and the requests are still coming.  If you have an extra quilt and have been considering donating it, now is the time.

    Thank you for all of your help,

    Ellen

  • Quilts needed

    Posted on September 9th, 2017 Wrap'em No comments

    Yes, Wrap Them in Love will be sending quilts to victims of Harvey and Irma.  The folks in these areas will be needing help for a long time, so this will definitely be ongoing.  We need quilts of all sizes – even your slightly used quilts as long as they are clean and in good shape.  If you want, you can enclose a note of encouragement that I will send along with the quilts.  Quilters, you know what to do!  Thank you so much,  Ellen

    Remember our address is:

    Wrap Them in Love    2522 A Old Hwy 99 South Rd    Mount Vernon, WA  98273

  • Boxes in the mail

    Posted on May 25th, 2017 Wrap'em No comments

    The mail lady has been busy again.  First a box full of fabric came from Elizabeth in VA.  The prints are so cute and will be used to make several quilts.  There are even large pieces that will be great for quilt backs.

    A soft and cuddly little quilt arrived from Hallie, a high school student in Montana.   She did a beautiful job!  This quilt will bring so much love and comfort to the little one who hugs it.

    Two handquilted quilts have arrived from Minneapolis, Kansas.  They are so nice, and a great size too.  They will be great for any age.  There is so much love in every stitch.   

    We really appreciate time, talent and your caring hearts.