March Angel

Stamie Cline from Anderson, South Carolina

“Stamie can outrun the Energizer Bunny. She is the philanthropy chair for two quilt guilds–Electric City Quilt Guild and Prickly Fingers Quilters–both in Anderson, SC.” Stamie also owns the “Sew Inn” where the guilds’ philanthropy efforts are housed and the committees meet to work. “In addition to the guilds, Stamie works with the local Quilt of Valor project, and has many contacts with charitable organizations and arranges to supply them with quilts, pillow cases, Christmas stockings, ditty bags, and other needs. Stamie is always willing to lend a hand and share her expertise with anyone who needs her help.”

–from Nomination Form

February Angel

Deanne Vaughn from Crestview, Florida

A member of the Flying Needle Quilt Guild in Niceville, FL, “Deanne recently took on the job of planning their annual quilt show. From recruiting volunteers to creating the program to a beautiful completion, she worked tirelessly for our guild’s show–all while planning a relocation to another area in Florida and juggling a busy personal calendar. She is always giving to others and expecting nothing in return, while maintaining a great sense of humor in the process of working with others.”

–from Nomination Form

January Angel

Patricia Froncek, Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania

“Patricia is always looking for ways to use her quilting talents to embrace people’s hearts. She continues to be an inspiration to all who know her, as she spreads the love with her infectious smile and busy fingers. We love her!”

–from Nomination Form

December Angel

Arlene Steele from Cascade, Idaho

“Arlene has been quilting, sewing, crocheting, knitting, cross-stitching, and more for as long as I can remember. She makes and donate Quilts of Honor for veterans. She makes quilts for other charity organizations that need them, and for fundraisers to support scholarships for women. It truly is an inspiration to witness how much she does for others.”

–from Nomination Form

November Angel

Mogie Sabine from Spokane, Washingnton

“Mogie has made a huge difference in the lives of the women in her group, giving them a social outlet and a way to donate their talents to local charities, as well as in the lives of the recipients who are lucky enough to receive one of her quilts.”

–from Nomination Form

October Angel

Joyce Menzel from Basset, Nebraska

“Joyce will never say no to any request from anyone for help with a project. She is very giving or her time and talent. She does all of these things and never asks for any type of payment or reimbursement of the expenses she incurs. If anyone is deserving of recognition, Joyce Menzel is that person.”

–from Nomination Form

September Angel

Cathy Ward from Bossier City, Louisiana

“Cathy leads the Mission Sewing Outreach group for her church. The group is so prolific, it’s now considered a tributary of Red River Quilters, as many of the quilts made by Mission Outreach are donated as Love Wrappers to Red River Quilters for distribution to area hospitals. Cathy teaches anyone who wants to learn to sew, and their ‘price’ for the lessons is to make a Love Wrapper.”

–from Nomination Form

August Angel

Tommy Forrest from Anderson, South Carolina

“His most passionate thing is to wrap veterans with quilts of valor and he is always doing this-anytime, any place. He is dedicated and passionate about Quilts of Valor and he cares deeply about the approximately 60 ladies who are involved in this with him. He so deserving of any recognition you can give him.”

–from Nomination Form

Do you know someone who:

Is dedicated to quilting and makes major contributions to quilting and to their community?

Works hard and helps take care of others, and never asks for anything in return?

Martelli Enterprises shows our appreciation to these wonderful people with a monthly honor called “Quirky Quilter Angels”. Each month we donate Martelli products for these loving, hardworking quilters who give back to others and their community. Please nominate someone you believe deserving and tell us a little about your special quilter and why you believe they deserve this recognition. At the end of each month, we will review all of the nominations and choose a deserving quilter. Once we choose an “Angel”, we will contact them and let them know they have a Martelli product heading their way! And we will share this recognition with our customers via our web site, newsletter, and social media.

Not sure how to start that nomination? Take a look a the slides above, which include quotes from previous winning nominations, for a place to start.

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