There is an adage in the nonprofit world that if you want something done, you ask a busy person to do it. So it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that one of the people behind UC Quilts for Haiti is Jacqueline Hannah, manager of Common Ground Food Co-op in Urbana.
When the earthquakes hit Haiti earlier this year, Hannah felt helpless to do something about the devastation. So she made a quilt to raise money. But she didn’t want to stop with one quilt, she wanted to make several and raise a lot of money. So she emailed a few friends, who emailed a few more friends until there were enough blocks, batting, fabric, and entire quilts donated by women and men throughout Urbana and Champaign to comprise eight quilts in all.
From April 5 through 16 you can purchase raffle tickets to win the quilt or quilts of your choice to help UC Quilts for Haiti raise money for Doctors Without Borders as it continues to help the Haitian people.
Tickets are $5 and you can specify which quilt you want to win. You can purchase tickets in person at Wind Water & Light Gallery, Sew Sassy, Art Mart, and Common Ground Food Coop in Urbana’s Lincoln Square.
You can view them at UC Quilts for Haiti online or in person at Wind Water & Light Gallery and in the former Baskin’s windows at Lincoln Square.
Winners of the drawings and auction will be announced at a reception at Wind Water & Light on April 16th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. You also can purchase tickets at the reception until the drawing at 6:30. However, you need not be present to win.