Festival of Quilts

The 14th Annual Festival of Quilts attracted more than 1,400 visitors and generated more than $71,000 for our kids. We thank you!

Mark your calendars now for next year's Festival: Friday-Saturday, April 5-6, 2019.
 

About the Festival:

The World's Greatest!

Jason came to Cunningham 18 months ago. The challenges of his childhood had left him feeling hopeless, and alone. This week we celebrate with him as he graduates from high school! 
 
Jason, now 18, has learned that his past doesn't dictate his future, he found hope and connection while at Cunningham Children's Home. During graduation these lessons were evident as he addressed his peers and staff from Gerber School during the commencement ceremony. His speech was powerful. We want to share just a portion of it with you. 
 

Landon knew he was home.

 
Landon came to Cunningham’s Residential Program with a lot of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and fearfulness. And Landon needed to work out his abuse history while at Cunningham. He had some tough times, but he felt more loved than he had ever felt before and was able to make and maintain relationships for the first time. 
 

Guest speaker, Erick Wolfmeyer: An imperfect, but well-lived life

We are thrilled to host Erick Wolfmeyer as our featured speaker at the 12th Annual Festival of Quilts. Join us today at 10:30 am or 2:30 pm in Cunningham's Administration building lounge. Erick will present "A Piece of Me," a 25 minute video which documents how he came to quilting as a creative outlet, and will share of three of his fine arts quilts. There will be plenty of time for a Q&A period for the audience too.

Life Lessons in Lyrics

Sixteen-year-old Jarrod began writing furiously, requiring two separate pieces of paper to express his thoughts.  His emotions which centered on his relationship with his mother, and the abuse he endured, flowed feverishly onto the paper:
 
“You cried when I left you, but you didn’t do anything to prove that you cared…
 
You never listened…You went to prison, you got out, and you started again…