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Making a World of Difference One Quilt at a Time:

Inspiring Stories about Quilters & How They Have Touched Lives


By Ruth McHaney Danner

Making a World of Difference One Quilt at a Time presents true, inspirational stories of quilters and quilt-enthusiasts who use their skills to help others. Generosity, compassion, and unselfishness characterize these folks as they go about their quiet work, seeking no recognition — only the satisfaction of giving care and comfort to people in need. They come from all walks of life:


  • Elderly women in Michigan who churn out bedcovers, year after year, for a homeless shelter
  • Preschoolers in Australia who put orange handprints on quilt blocks in support of cancer research
  • African-Americans in Alabama who improve their tiny community through quilting
  • A completely blind woman in Texas who uses her quilting skills to encourage and inspire audiences around the country
  • A half-dozen women in Washington who meet weekly to make quilts for a hospice organization
  • People who use their skills to make quilts for babies born on military bases; victims of rape and sexual abuse; women and children escaping domestic violence
  • A prominent author of quilt-themed novels who donates her speaking fees to literacy programs and scholarships for librarians
  • Group in Indiana that makes quilts for every member of every Habitat for Humanity house built in their county
  • Massachusetts woman who organized quilters to make quilts for everyone injured in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013

In this book you’ll read about all these and dozens more, and you’ll discover a common thread: the desire to serve others. You’ll see that neither age nor physical abilities get in the way of this desire. Quilters around the world have discovered hundreds of avenues of service while honing their skills. Through these avenues, quilters show not only their needlework skills, but also their creative imaginations. For example, Jane Cain’s church group makes lap quilts for cancer patients, delivering each quilt with a matching, fabric-bound journal. In another example, a group makes doll quilts for preschoolers. In yet a third, women stitch patchwork Christmas stockings, which are given and re-given to raise money for various charities. The avenues for giving quilts are as varied as the quilters and quilts themselves.


Ruth McHaney Danner has won numerous awards for her quilting and donated countless quilts. She lives — and quilts — in Spokane, WA. Her website is www.RuthDanner.com.


  • Making a World of Difference Once Quilt at a Time:
  • Inspiring Stories about Quilters and How They Touch Lives
  • By Ruth McHaney Danner   Inspiration / Crafting  November 10, 2015
  • $14.95   272 pages    ISBN: 978-1-60868-344-4   Trade paperback/ebook


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