Downstate Illinois was hit particularly hard by tornadoes two weeks ago, and several small towns were devastated. The Crystal Lake Modern Quilt Guild has a member who personally knows of families in great need and is soliciting quilts, books, and stuffed animals. I learned of this effort through their Facebook page and shared the information. My buddies Midge and Cecilia responded with these gifts. Saturday I'll be dropping these off at The Material Girl, a fabulous fabric shop in Crystal Lake. And seriously, I'll have to go in. And look around a wee bit.