And you can help!
But they need help. As of 12/5/21 of the 622 graduating seniors, there are still 218 slots to fill. The deadline is 4/15/22 so there is time, but we need to take action now to ensure every kid on the list gets a quilt. You can make a twin size with ten inch drop which measures 59" wide by 95" long with matching pillow case. That size will be versatile for use throughout the recipients’ lives. Just sign up on www.day1bags.org and look for the “Are you a quilter?” button. For anyone outside Texas, just contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll hook you up to make a quilt.
Another option for folks in and out of Texas is to make blocks. To keep consistency, the block should be in black and white only, solid or tone on tone, but no other colors. I’ll add color during construction. It should be done in the wonky star pattern in the attached .pdf. It finishes at 12 ½” and is quite simple to do. When completed, contact me at the above email address for mailing instructions to send your block(s).
Just imagine how meaningful it would be for a kid to receive such a wonderful gift. Their lives have likely been in turmoil and had very little stability. So getting a quilt made just for them which they can keep forever would both celebrate the accomplishment of graduating from high school in difficult circumstances and serve as a message that there are people out here who care.