Behind the Names

Behind the names, (Delta Airlines, Henry Glass Fabrics and many more) are the people we never hear about. The employees who are the company and help make a difference in our world. The people who give from their hearts, not asking for fame or fortune.

It was on a Delta Flight that Larry Reichenberg, the President of Henry Glass Fabrics started chatting with a Delta Airline flight attendant. Turned out to be a very small world. The Delta flight attendants in Salt Lake City, sponsor a program called “A Quilt for Every Bed”. They make quilts for charity and need fabric. Larry was the person who could provide it! A connection was made. I wonder how “chance” this connection really was!

For the past 8 years thousands of quilts have been donated to the children who enter the Primary Children’s Medical Center, a charitable, non profit organization that operates 20 hospitals equipped to treat children with complex illness and injuries. They service the state of Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada and Montana.

In 2007, the number of quilts donated was 1249!

In 2008, the number has increased to 2114!

Larry Reichenberg from Henry Glass Fabrics has been donating fabric to this cause ever since that chance meeting. Tomorrow he will fly to Salt Lake City to take part in the 2008 presentation of quilts.

Like I said, it’s the people behind the companies we never hear about. So the next time you buy Henry Glass Fabric, or fly Delta Airlines, think about these people. The ones that work for the company, and give their hearts to the world.

If you have a children’s quilt you want to donate to this cause, you can email me and I will forward the information to Henry Glass Fabrics.

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  • PamKittyMorning - Stories like this give me a special appreciation for corporations with a heart. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Erin - I think this is a wonderful story! I still haven’t made my “pretend” quilt…Remember I’m a novice and I’m just trying out my first quilt. But…if I were a real quilter and somewhat good…I’d love to give to this project. How wonderful to help children.ReplyCancel

  • Hazel - That’s an amazing and inspiring story. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Rachael Rabbit - wow – what an amazing cause! I love the photo – it really shows just how many quilts were donated. So pretty too … almost a patchwork design itself!ReplyCancel

  • Christina - Hi, I’m new on here, just found you tonight while searching around for inspiration for my next quilt. What a wonderful story about the chance meeting and colaboration on such a wonderful project. I’m presently working on a quilt for Project Linus in my home town, but would love to do one for this children’s hospital project. Will be watching your blog for more info!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Thank you so much Anne, for sharing that wonderful story. This is most definitely one of those feel very good projects..What an amazing number of quilts..

  • KSedlak - It’s wonderful of you to share stories like this with us, Anne. It lets us know that there are corporations out there who really do care about the people and reach out to help them in time of need. I love the photo of all the quilts, it’s just so amazing and inspiring to see all the work that has been done by so many individuals.
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us.ReplyCancel

  • Nanette Merrill and daughters - Thanks for telling the blog world about the Primary Children’s quilt donation program. I’s a fabulous thing to give a quilt to a sick little child. I live near Salt Lake and know what great work they do there and have done there for many many years.ReplyCancel

  • GiantsPrincess - A number of years back I had a Girl Scout troop of two girls and two moms – my daughter and one other girl.

    Our service project was making tiny quilts for the babies in the neo-natal intensive care unit at the Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital (Part of the Stanford Univ. campus).

    The quilts were very simple and despite our small troop we were able to donate 25 little quilts to the hospital. The hospital coordinator invited us to tour the unit and introduced the girls to some of the babies who would receive their quilts.

    It was a very rewarding experience – not only for the girls but for us moms too.ReplyCancel

  • Mary's Cottage Quilts - I love that this kind of thing happens. It is such a wonderful project – how inspiring!
    I hope to see it on my local news tonight! Thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • erica e - wow! what a cool story! what a wonderful thing they are doing to share gifts of comfort and love in the form of quilts.ReplyCancel

  • Marcie - What a wonderful story! When I was a child we saved our pennies to donate to this hospital. I am happy to hear that it is still going strong!ReplyCancel

  • Yummers! - What a wonderful story of wonderful people.

    The photo of the many, many quilts is amazing!!ReplyCancel

  • Anita - Thank you for sharing, such a nice story.ReplyCancel

  • BeckyC - I was in attendance at the event today – it was truly amazing and inspiring. The stories of those who receive quilts are heartbreaking and inspirational as well. Thanks for blogging on this great cause!!ReplyCancel