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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