A message from Dianne Pomeroy,
founder of AEC:
KIDS IN DISTRESS is a non-profit organization
that takes in abused, neglected and abandoned children up to
the age of 12. Many times these children arrive at the Foundation
with nothing more than a diaper, held gently in the arms of the
Policeman or Fireman that has rescued them from all kinds of
These wonderful people love them, care
for them and see to it that their little lives are changed for
the better. These are babies and children whose parents have
physically and/or sexually abused them or who have been abandoned
by their parent or parents. Many of them have been strangled,
shot, stabbed, burned and abused in ways you would not believe
and that are too horrible to imagine.
They are the children of addicts, alcoholics,
thieves, prostitutes and just plain old miserable people that
never should have had them in the first place, and now that they
have them just dont want them. The abandoned and neglected
that are brought to the shelter are the lucky ones. Others have
known nothing but torture in their lives and yes, even premature
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Here's
Editing Wizardry is co-sponsoring the Kids in Distress Quilt
drive along with Daffy
Down Dilly, Hatched
in Africa, Nita
O'Keefe and Holly Pike.
All that you have to do is to send in
a finished quilt to Dianne Pomeroy. In return, for each quilt
you donate you have the option of selecting one of my Embird
tutorials and/or a design collection offered by any of the
- At least a baby size measuring 36"x45"
- Must be a finished quilt.
- It may be embroidered or pieced.
- As these quilts become lifelines to
the children receiving, please refrain from sending cheater quilts.
(A cheater quilt is a pre-printed, pre-quilted panel to which
binding is applied. Pre-printed blocks or panels of whole cloth
to which batting and backing is applied are not considered cheater
- Please do not quilt using yarn etc or
use a pattern which would have tails of yarn or buttons, fabric
hanging as that can be dangerous to the children.
Where to send your finished quilt:
- Dianne Pomeroy
22589 Esplanada Drive,
Boca Raton, FL 33433
- Once your finished quilt is received,
the co-sponsors will be notified by Dianne and you will be able
to make your selection. The tutorial or design collection will
be sent to you free of charge.
For more information, contact Dianne