High Park Fire Survivors Receive Quilts

Hello Firehouse Quilters!

It started off with a phone call telling me there were around 100 handmade snuggle quilts that had been collected throughout the state of Colorado and made their way to Fort Collins via the Colorado Quilting Council.  They were to be donated to those families who lost their homes in the High Park Fire.  Of course I ran out of the house to pick them up at The Ranch where they were preparing for a huge quilt show.  The ladies there were so happy to see that these quilts were going to someone who loved their craft and who would ensure that they go to whom they were made for.  As I packed up the car, trip after trip, I was in awe, not to mention a tear or two was shed.

Larimer County is hosting a Fire Survivor Workshop tomorrow night (Wednesday, July 19th) for those who lost their homes.  The quilts will be distributed to these families at that time.  I know they will be a comfort to them while they begin the process of starting all over again.

How do you thank someone for their time and effort knowing they spent countless hours stitching a quilt with lots of tender loving care for someone who they won’t know?

I speak for all of them by saying THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts !!! These quilts will be treasured today, tomorrow and into their new future!

You are ALL amazing ladies!  Thank you!

Gwen Solley
Wife of Chief Carl Solley
Poudre Canyon Fire Protection District
Cache La Poudre Fire and Emergency Group