Quilters are known for their generosity. I find it heartwarming when I learn of young children who are pasionate about helping others, even more so when those children are creative souls, as it is a good sign for our future. Afterall, it is a sign that creative and kind people will continue to carry on long after we are gone. This warms my heart about the future of our world!
Today, I’m honored to share an inspirational opportunity full of kindness, respect and thoughtfulness by a young lady whom I feel is an excellent role model for future generations. I want to share with you why I admire this young lady so much, as well as why I think her recent “Call to Help” needs more visibility and hopefully more who are willing to help.
Possibly you have seen glympses of with “Miss Baby”, the daughter of Wendy Sheppard (Ivory Spring), as Miss Baby has grown from a baby to a wonderful young lady. Wendy is an amazing quilter, designer, teacher, author, blogger and mother! While we are all living in a world where too much personal info is too easily shared on social media, Wendy has worked hard to keep her young daughter’s life private from social media. Hence, the name Miss Baby as she was growing up. But Miss Baby has been growing up and forming her own voice and her own creativity and you may now know her name is Gwendolyn, or simply Gwen.
Gwen is talented like her mother. She is gifted in music, etiquite, quilting, stitchery, creativity, kindness and more. She has developed her own eye for color and design. She is a co-author with her mother Wendy of “Quilting With Kids, Gwen has published stitchery designs in magazines, and she is also an Aurifil “Aurikid” designer for two beautiful thread collections. She is also passionate about helping others, as well as honoring history and Veterans.
I learned of Gwen’s effort to honor fallen heroes by placing wreaths on their gravestones, supporting the “Wreaths Across America” non-profit program, via a recent post on her mother’s instagram account which shared:
the mission of wreaths Across America
Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 2,100 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.
Join us by sponsoring a veterans’ wreath at a cemetery near you, volunteering or donating to a local sponsorship group.
Needless to say, I was touched by Gwen’s passion and I opted to sponsor a wreath in honor of a fallen soldier where I will remember them during the holidays. I did so recognizing her troop (VA2381) when I made a donation via this link:
Possibly you also want to sponsor a wreath to honor a fallen soldier and/or you may know someone who would like to sponsor. PR Angels who can help increase awareness are appreciated.
Here is an older video I came across on Youtube, which I felt was appropriate to share for 2020.
For more info on Wreaths Across America
For more info on Wendy & Gwendolyn: