We’re excited to feature a volunteer who put her talents to use to create two stunning and unique quilts that were recently displayed at our annual event, A ‘Sparkling’ Night of Hope.
That talented volunteer is Carolyn McShane, avid quilter and mother-in-law of our President and CEO, Kelly Sweeney McShane. It was a big task that took many hours of work, and the results exceeded our expectations.
Before Carolyn began quilting, our partner organization, Project Create, led art parties at our housing sites to help 30 kids and families design their own unique fabric squares. Carolyn joined the artists at Hope Apartments, where she witnessed moms lovingly help their children with their designs. Carolyn then took the squares home and arranged them into two twin-sized quilts in record time. Remembering the pride that she saw each parent and child take in their art, she worked carefully to ensure the quilts’ longevity while still maintaining the creative spunk of our little artists.
At A ‘Sparkling’ Night of Hope, guests appreciated seeing the quilts and their simple glimpse into the lives of our children and families. After the event, Carolyn reported, “It was my pleasure to give to this amazing organization.”
We are grateful for Carolyn McShane, who used her talent to bring the art of our families to life.