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PRESS RELEASE: Scituate Woman Assembles her own Troop for Servicemen & Women

21 Dec

Date: Monday, December 19, 2011
Contact: Katy Barrett
KB Marketing Associates, LLC
(860) 538-2633
katy@kbmarketingassociates.com

SCITUATE WOMAN ASSEMBLES HER OWN TROOP TO SHOW LOVE FOR FAMILIES OF SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN

Anne Marcin calls on friends and family to help make 100 sports-inspired quilts to donate to children with parents in the armed forces to give them comfort while loved-ones are deployed.

Scituate, MA – Registered Nurse Anne Marcin, 52, of Scituate, MA, fell in love with the art of quilting in 1980. Having grown up in Burgundy France with a mother of an avid Red Sox fan even across the “big lake”, Anne quickly carried on her mother’s love for the team. Little did Anne know that her two loves would be combined at last year’s Wrapped Up in Sports, Inc. Quiltathon at Fenway Park.

Excited to go to one of America’s favorite ballparks with three friends to do some charitable quilting, Anne learned quickly of Wrapped Up in Sports’ mission – to make, collect, and donate professional sports teams-inspired quilts for children in medical, social, and mental-health need. However that day, the organization had a specific mission in mind which was to create Red Sox inspired quilts for their Stars & Stitches Project where Wrapped Up in Sports, Inc. would donate patriotic and professional sports team-inspired quilts along with matching 6″ quilted squares to US Military servicemen and women and their families. Each child would receive a quilt and their relative soldier would receive the matching 6″ quilted square to keep them connected.

Anne was inspired. She left that day and called on friends Maureen Anderson, Cyndi Meaney, along with members of the Crosstown Quilters of Weymouth, Herring Run Quilts Guild in Norwell and Coastal Quilters to help her with her own personal goal of donating a total of 100 quilts to Wrapped Up in Sports, Inc. from a new troop she dubbed the “Genesis All Star Team”. Volunteers helped Anne make the quilt tops almost every other Sunday and then Maureen Anderson of Anderson Quilting, a longarm quilting business in Holbrook, MA would help complete the quilts.

After already donating 30 quilt tops in April, Anne, Cyndi, and Maureen gathered recently to hand deliver the remaining 70 finished quilts and corresponding stars last week to Kate McCullough, President and Founder of Wrapped Up in Sports, Inc. “I was nearly moved to tears when they opened the car to reveal a trunk full of beautifully completed Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics, Patriots, and New England Revolution quilts! We are so grateful for how much love went into this project and we can’t wait to give them to the children of families in our armed forces.”

“Volunteering is part of my life and I am lucky enough to be able to assist others who need it and do something I enjoy (quilting) in the process.” Anne says. When asked what her message would be to the service men and women whose children would be receiving her quilts she said, “THANK YOU!!!! That would be my message. They donate their lives for our freedom. Hours of quilting could never repay what they give us.”

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Wrapped Up in Sports, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt non-profit organization dedicated to making, collecting, and donating professional sports teams-inspired quilts for children in medical, social, and mental-health need. For more information about the organization, how to get involved, or to make a gift, please visit www.wrappedupinsports.org or contact Kate McCullough at (857) 891-1612 or kate@wrappedupinsports.org.

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Cyndi Meaney of Bridgewater, MA, Maureen Anderson of Bridgewater, MA and also Anderson Quilting of Holbrook, MA along with Anne Marcin of Scituate, MA deliver the car-load of 70 beautiful hand-made sports-inspired quilts to Wrapped Up in Sports, Inc. (www.wrappedupinsports.org)

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PRESS RELEASE: Wrapped Up in Sports will be partnering with the NY Rangers

1 Nov

WUIS welcomes the NY Rangers as its newest partner!

The NY Rangers have agreed to supply their surplus of sports apparel to WUIS at the end of the 2011-2012 season,
which will be used to make NY Rangers specific quilts that will be donated to
NY area hospitals and organizations supported by the NY Rangers!

 

VOLUNTEER

Any quilters out there in NY and NJ who are interested in making Rangers quilts, please contact us at info@wrappedupinsports.org

SPECIAL THANKS

29 Oct

HUGE thanks to:

  • Terry Burris
  • Jill Whiffen
  • Ann Cummings
  • Janice Ewing

These rockstar volunteers have generously offered their longarm and midarm services to quilt many of our quilt tops waiting to be completed!

We appreciate your time and your service. Thank you!

If you are interested in volunteering with Wrapped Up in Sports please email us at

PROJECT: Stars & Stitches

10 May

Stars & Stitches Project

Stars & Stitches Block

Stars and Stitches Block

Wrapped Up in Sports, Inc. will donate patriotic and professional sports team-inspired quilts along with matching 6″ quilted squares to the military service members, veterans, and families supported by the Red Sox Foundation, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Home Base Program.

Red Sox Foundation & Mass General
Each child will receive a quilt and their relative soldier will receive the matching 6″ quilted square to keep them connected.

Please download the star template. Star kits are also available!

Home Base Program provides clinical care and support to veterans of the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan who are experiencing combat or deployment-related stress or traumatic brain injury (TBI). Home Base also provides clinical care and support services for families of veterans. The Home Base Program is extremely grateful to all the quilters who have generously shared their time and talent in service of our veterans and their families. For more about Home Base, visit www.homebaseprogram.org

Quilts & Stars should be sent to:

Wrapped Up in Sports, Inc.
19 Emerson Street
Boston, MA 02127

For more information please email KATE [at] WRAPPEDUPINSPORTS [dot] ORG

EVENT: 2010 Quilt-a-Thon

1 Sep

On August 8, 2010 Wrapped Up in Sports, INC held it’s first Quilt-aThon

For 8 hours, quilters and volunteers worked hard to complete as many Sports themed quilt tops as possible. These quilt tops will be donated to kids in need at Children’s Hospital Boston, Room to Grow and Horizons for Homeless Children.

Thanks to all their hard work 15 quilt tops were finished!

All Sport Logos are owned by their respective teams and leagues.

These quilts are not sold, but donated to charity.
The rights and song to All You Need is Love are owned by the Beatles.

No copyright infringement intended.

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