Win a Quilt; Make a Family!

by Camille on March 16, 2015

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Imagine yourself snuggled under this stunning quilt…perhaps in a hammock rocked gently by the breeze….a good book in one hand and a glass of lemonade in the other as you welcome the approaching spring.

Feels good, doesn’t it?

For only $25, you can be one of the few who gets a chance to bring home this gorgeous work of art.

BEST OF ALL, your money will go directly to support bringing home a precious girl from Central America to her forever family in Memphis, TN.

Adoption Fundraiser

As you may already be aware, I’m attempting to help raise funds for my sweet friend, Kellie Maske.

Kellie and Ana

She adopted her 10-year-old daughter, Ana, from Guatemala in 2005, and after years of waiting to grow her family, she was unexpectedly matched with a 9-year-old daughter. Kellie is a single mom, and with the rapid nature of this special-needs adoption opportunity, she needs you, the body of Christ, to rally around her financially. Kellie has made one of the three required trips to her daughter’s country, but she needs help raising funds to cover the remaining travel and adoption expenses.

Thus, we are currently hosting an Easter basket fundraiser to

BRING ANA’S SISTER HOME!!!

Eggs Day #1

For every $5 donated, your name is written on an Easter egg and placed into a basket. On Saturday, April 4, Ana will draw a name, and that person will receive a $100 Amazon giftcard. 

Win the Quilt! 

But NOW, for every $25 you donate, you will ALSO be entered in a chance to win this beautiful quilt, hand-crafted by the talented and creative Janet Middlekauf of Simply Pieced.  Check out her blog to see more of her fabulous creations.

Janet says this quilt is a collection of celebrations all sewn together. Each piece of fabric was originally chosen for a quilt given to celebrate a newborn, an adoption, a marriage, or a graduation. As quilts are completed, the remnants are collected and stored for future projects, Over time, these remnants become part of a new story. Our prayer is that this story is one of hope. A story of a new family being created.

The quilt, in a flying geese pattern, was pieced and quilted on a domestic machine and the binding finished by hand. The finished quilt measures 68 x 60 inches, and would make a perfectly unique Easter, Mother’s Day, birthday, or baby gift.

Oh, and Janet also happens to be my best friend, so I can personally attest to the elaborate and intricate detail and generous love she pours into every stitch. (And hey, unless you become her BFF and get married or birth or adopt a child, you are probably not getting one of these quilts anytime soon. This is the easier path, folks. May the odds be ever in your favor!)

And for those of you who have already stepped up with generous donations, don’t worry! We’ll make sure to add your names to the quilt drawing the appropriate number of times.

How to Give

There are two options for giving. Click this button:

Make a Donation Button

Or visit Kellie’s You Caring page and use your credit card to donate there.

Of course, if you’re feeling exceedingly generous (or just really have a thing for quilts), please feel free to contact me at cclebel@gmail.com for details on how to make a larger, tax-deductible donation.

Every tiny bit helps to bring Ana’s sister home. Every donation stretches one more mile on the journey to make this family. We pray Easter blessings on you as your family enters this special season, and we offer our most sincere thanks for taking the time to support Kellie and Ana.

 

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Bring Ana’s Sister Home!

by Camille on March 1, 2015

Hello dear friends.

It is my pleasure to introduce you to Kellie Maske and her 10-year-old daughter, Ana.

Kellie and Ana

I met Kellie through a local adoption support group, and she has become a dear friend. Kellie, a single mom, adopted Ana from Guatemala in 2005. With a desire to build her family, she started the process to bring home another child from Central America a few years later. However, due to endless delays and disappointments beyond her control, the process slowed to a painful crawl.  She’d almost given up hope. But then, late last year, a call came, and her agency offered Kellie the opportunity to adopt a 9-year-old girl.

She and Ana are THRILLED to bring home another member to their family, but this special needs adoption opportunity was an unexpected blessing. Kellie has made one of the three required trips to her daughter’s home country, but she needs help to raise $12,000 to cover the remaining travel and adoption expenses. This is where WE NEED YOU!

Please help us to FILL ANA’S EASTER BASKET to bring her sister home!

Easter Basket

For every $5 donated, we’ll put your name on an Easter egg.

Easter Eggs

The day before Easter, Ana will draw a name, and if you win, we’ll send you a $100 Amazon gift card. That’s a LOT of Cadbury bunnies folks. Peeps galore!

Peeps

But best of all, with every donation, you’re helping to make possible a new future for a little girl who has waited her entire life for a forever family.

There are several easy options for giving. If you have a PayPal account, just click the link below.

Make a Donation Button

You can also go to Kellie’s You Caring page and donate using your credit card.

Or, if you’re feeling uniquely generous and want to make a more sizable, tax-deductible donation, please contact me at cclebel@gmail.com for details.

We pray hope, joy, peace, and all the blessings of the Easter season surround your family, and we thank you for your gifts!

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