A quilt of many colors

Take a good look at this quilt. Beautiful, isn’t it? You might pay pretty big bucks for a quilt like this.

But here’s the beauty of  it. It was made by quilters at the Perry County Council on Aging with fabric samples from the Community Resource Center. Every once in awhile we get boxes and boxes of fabric samples from home decor stores or decorators. The first time we got some in the warehouse I wondered how on earth I was going to get rid of them. But our nonprofit partners are very resourceful. Senior centers use them for quilts, handbags and other decorative items. Schools use them for craft projects. All those boxes of fabric samples were gone in no time and the results are spectacular.

What a great example of making a silk purse from a sow’s ear – fabric samples that would have gone into the trash have  been transformed into a beautiful heirloom.

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About CRC Nashville

Who are we? We are literally two chicks - Catherine Mayhew and Betsy Everett, and a warehouse - the Community Resource Center (CRC). In short, CRC is a non-profit organization that provides household goods, furniture, and appliances to people in desperate need. Think of us as Robin Hoods – without the stealing. Catherine is a former journalist and Betsy is a marketing chick. We are both devoted to acquiring stuff – good stuff, no junk – because that’s what our most fragile citizens deserve. If you have metal desks, televisions that don’t work or underwear you don’t want anymore, don’t give it to us. We’ll sneer at you. If you are companies that have excess primo stuff like furniture in good condition, school supplies, personal hygiene items or pretty much anything else, we’ll be your new best friends. For more information: www.crcnashville.org Fan, Follow, and Friend CRC or Join our Cause CRCNashville - Twitter Community Resource Center - Facebook and Myspace Community Resource Center (CRC) - Facebook Cause

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