Picking up from last time – as if Keepsake Theme Quilts didn’t already sound awesome enough, on of the things I love about it is its social mission. The company was started by a woman who’d never met a deaf person until she had two deaf children. She ended up starting Deaf Initiatives – a 501(c)(3).
Keepsake Quilts is a part of that charity, and its mission is: “to hire, promote and train Deaf and hard of hearing individuals in a work environment free from communication barriers.”
Not only that, but it was sort of hard for me to let go of my precious race shirts. However, it was made so much easier when I learned that the leftover fabric not used in the quilt is given to places that need it.
Keepsake Theme Quilts donates to My Very Own Blanket, the local women’s prison, and local painters.
Beside the great social conscience, the business also has great communication skills. As your quilt is being made, you’re kept up to date on the process – when your quilt is moving into production and so on.
You’re even emailed a picture with your squares on the wall to make sure they’re exactly how you want them before they start into making the quilt.
Mine is actually done now! There’s even a news story to go along with the reveal. We’ll talk about it tomorrow.