By now I’m sure most, if not all of you, have seen the quilt some of us put together for donation on social media. I had been sharing it as much as possible to promote the event that it went to. Team Shamrock was founded by Kathy Cunningham to honor and do good in the name of her brother, Donald Robertson Jr, who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11. Her brother had a shamrock tattoo, hence the name. Team Shamrock is one of the top fundraising teams for Tunnel2Towers.org,, the Stephen Siller Foundation
We started this Wonky Cross quilt without a destination in mind and it’s completion just happened to coincide with the fundraiser at Bar Anticipation in Belmar. June reached out to Kathy and she was thrilled at the idea. This is not the first time we’ve worked with Kathy. If you recall we gave our Quilt Con charity quilt, the Shore Bird, to smart home recipient, Scott Nokes through Kathy and Team Shamrock.
On the night of the event, there were 600 attendees. Our Quilt was displayed in a basket and its description framed in acrylic. Kathy, whom I had the distinct pleasure of meeting when I handed the quilt off, gave our guild a lovely shout out. The event when it was all said and done, raised over $40,000!! That’s incredible and some 600 people heard about us! I’m proud of this and grateful to each of us that helped in the making.
Team Shamrock is in the process of building another smart home for a four time Purple Heart recipient veteran who suffers from severe PTSD and TBI. He served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Kathy has asked if we can make a quilt for him for his new home and we have agreed. We will talk more about that at our September meeting.
We as a guild have always been generous to the community, and it feels good to be doing that again!