On Sunday, we were greeted with the following newspaper article in the Asheville Citizen Times:
Sunday was busy, lots of people came out because of the article and because Shayla’s mom and sister had been posting about the quilt on their FB pages. We were surprised by a visit from ABC 13, and though I believe they ran the story on Sunday, we can’t find a link to the coverage. Andy Coates was the reporter who came out. He interviewed me for a while and took a lot of footage of the quilt.
Shayla’s mom, Jenn, and sister, Savannah, helped man the quilt on Sunday. We caught a photo of Jenn playing with the blocks, (above).
Anna Brooks had a visit from Marsha Griffin who sent her handmade cards during her cancer battle, and continues to send cards to Anna’s brother.
Shayla’s favorite babydoll, Jiquan, made a visit to the quilt on Sunday. Jiquan tavels almost as much as we do!
Jenn Garrett was a big help breaking down on Sunday night. She had a chance to add some decorations to Shayla’s panel before we packed the quilt. Thank you to Mrs. Bleeker for finding the venue for NC and traveling out from eastern NC with Garrett to help staff the quilt; to Savannah and Jenn Garrett for helping staff the quilt and break down; to Barbara Blake and the Asheville Citizen Times; to Andy Coates and WLOS ABC Channel 13, and to all the good people of Asheville and beyond who came out to see the National Angel Quilt, support cure research, and learn more about childhood cancers.
We hit the road around 8:30 pm Sunday night to get as many miles in before morning.