Patchwork & Pillowcase Drive

Make the World Better

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Sarah Hunter, who blogs over at Lazy Cozy Quilts is hosting the Patchwork & Pillowcase Drive to benefit the Socorro Foundation. I am passing along the call for help.

What is the Socorro Foundation?

“The Socorro Foundation, a non-profit organization (and 100% volunteer) is opening a Family Shelter and Education Center that receives families released from federal agencies. They provide families with a safe place to rest, shower, eat and prepare for the next leg of their journey to their sponsor family In addition to much needed supplies like clean socks, diapers and formula, families receive educational courses on American laws, culture and language to give them a head start in rebuilding their lives. The shelter intends to provide for 100 new people every three to five days, and hopes to double their capacity soon.”

Quilt Specifications

From Sarah’s blog:

These quilts will remain at the shelter and will be washed on an almost daily basis, so the specifications below take into account the need to be “heavy duty” and easy to care for.

  • Minimum length per side 30″
  • Maximum length per side 40″
  • Must be NEW and UNUSED.
  • Quilts do not have to be patchwork design. Almost* any of your favorite baby quilt patterns can be used.
  • *Please do not send rag quilts or hand tied quilts. They are wonderful, but they could be choking hazards.
  • Please refrain from adding ribbons, buttons, or any embellishments. They could be choking hazards.
  • Please avoid the use of holiday or sports team specific fabric prints.
  • Please use cottons and batting that are machine washable and machine
  • Please use secure quilting methods. Straight lines or stippling work great!
  • Freshly washed quilts in scent free detergents are appreciated!

Specifications for Pillowcases

The pillowcases will be given to children when they arrive and are theirs to keep.

  • The standard pillowcase size is 21″ x 30-32″
  • Must be NEW and UNUSED.
  • Please use fabrics that are machine washable and machine dryable.
  • Freshly washed pillowcases in scent free detergents are appreciated


Ship to:
The Soccorro Foundation
310 N. 3rd Street
Hidalgo, TX 78557

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