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Central Texas Wildfire Relief


At the end of the quilt drive 102 quilts were disributed wither directly to individuals who have lost their homes and to several area volunteer fire departments for their fundraisers for their equipment repair.  We will be distribute our last three (3) quilts on the first anniversary of the fires.  This will bring the total of 105 quilts made for this drive.  Awesome!!!    Thanks to everyone who participated in any way to make this happen.  Without you, it could not have been possible.  Thanks from us at Gerline's Quilt Shoppe and a HUGE thanks was received from every recipient of the quilts.


We have all been touched by the tragedy of the Central Texas Wildfires which began labor day weekend. Some of us have been affected a lot more than others and our hearts go out to every fire victim. All of us here at Gerline's Quilt Shoppe wants to help and as we are in the business of quilts, we have the following plan.

The donated blocks were sorted and made into quilts. These quilts were donated to fundraisers benefiting fire victims and area volunteer fire departments and the rest were given to families who lost their homes. .



Here are some pictures from the First Workday!!!

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These are some tops that the volunteers have finished, and some of the blocks that still need to be put together.



The Heart of the Pines Volunteer Fire department

Received their check from the online auction and Thrivent matched it!!

Thank you To Mary Ann at Thrivent!!


In this photo Left to right:

is Mary Ann, Thrivent Representative,

Don, Heart of the Pines Financial officer and

Gerline, Gerlines Quilt Shoppe.




This quilt was donated to the Ledbetter Volunteer Fire Department for their live auction!


This Quilt was donated to the Paige Volunteer Fire Department


 This is a finished quilt that is ready to go out to a fire department fundraiser.


This is another finished quilt ready to go to a fundraiser


More finished quilts!!!


Here is the stack that is ready to go the online auction!!

The auction benefiting the Heart of the Pines V.F.D. was a huge sucess!! Thank you to everyone who helped and all those who bought quilts!! We could not have done this without all of you!




Here are some of the families in Paige that recieved some quilts!





We have handed out 102 quilts so far and we are still going strong!! We trying to post the pictures but there are so many... Please bare with us as we try to get them all on here.