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9/4/2018 Member News

Quilting for Heroes

August 29, 2018

For Immediate Release, Please

Contact:  John Collins, 727.518.5142


Quilting for Heroes

The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is proud to showcase “Quilting for Heroes.”  For the month of September five quilts and one quilt top will be on display at the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce.  Heroes are defined as our military personnel (veteran or active duty), first responders (police, fire fighters, EMTs) or anyone who goes out of their way to assist those in need.

A local group of volunteer women meet monthly for a day of sewing at Fabric Smart, Gulfport, FL.  Karen Donnelly, the owner, generously gives space each month for the making of the American patchwork quilts.  Patriotic colors of red, white and blue are generally used.  Much of the quilt-quality cotton fabric is donated by Fabric Smart, the ladies who sew, or from other very generous community minded donors. Volunteer local long arm quilters add the artful patriotic quilting to each piece.  When completed these quilts are presented to those well deserving “Heroes” living in our community.

The public is invited to view the quilts during business hours, Monday-Friday from 9 am – 5 pm.


  The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is the umbrella organization serving the arts and cultural community: advocating for the arts; facilitating the growth of the arts community; and driving arts-related economic development in St. Petersburg.