Friday, October 2, 2009

Binky Patrol

Yes, we are on a patrol. The Binky Patrol . An organization that began in Laguna Beach, CA in 1996 under the leadership of Susan Finch. What started with five volunteers has now grown to over 160 chapters and estimated 20,000 volunteers. We, who are on this patrol, make quilts or blankets to give to children in the need of comfort. Our small, but industrious group (Expatchers) are always working on Binky Patrol quilts. Thankful we have two gals with long arm machines who work their magic on our creations. The Expatchers met while living in Venezuela. Most have returned to the states to central location. Some have retired, while others are coming in and out of the group, traveling and living in far away places like China, Mexico, Australia. But, in the long run we always come back together to share ourselves with the Binky Patrol. Here are just a couple of the quilt tops that were finished recently and handed over to the quilter genius. This pattern is from a tutorial that Piece N Quilt has so generously offered on her blog.
This fabric just begged to be made into a Binky Patrol quilt! What a fun way to share with young girls who love paperdolls. Thanks Expatchers! Thanks Susan Finch!

3 comments:

  1. I love your little quilt from the 9 patch tutorial! Thanks for posting the link! :)
    ~Natalia

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  2. Thank you for posting and helping us comfort children in need! We need more hearts like yours.

    Warmly,

    Susan Finch, Founder
    Binky Patrol
    http://www.binkypatrol.org

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  3. The quilts are great. What a special thing to do.

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