She knew that when the families settled they would need bedcovers and Shows can do bedcovers. She and Norma Carrier got the quilters guild involved and they set to work.
Church members helped in Mississippi
They chose a Turning 20 pattern because it can be made quickly with scraps. The quilters and their friends donated the materials.
Members of Carrier's church, Calvary Baptist, have gone to Mississippi to volunteer, and while they were there they met people from Belaire Baptist Church in Gulfport, Miss. Carrier sent the quilts to the church, who in turn passed them out to those in need.
Carol Simpson, a member of the guild, said that quilting for others is just part of being a quilter. "Quilters just do that," said Beverly Sullivan.
The guild has donated quilts to nursing homes and for every bed in the infirmary at Kentucky School for the Deaf.
Simpson, who works as a nurse there, said the quilts bring comfort to the students who are sick. They will pick a bed in the infirmary by which quilt is on it.
"It just makes being away from home and sick a little bit easier," she said.
The women talked at the end of their monthly meeting. On a table behind them sat the quilts that were ready to be sent to Lincoln County.
Shows hopes that the women will continue to make quilts for people in need, especially for the hurricane victims. She said from what she is reading about the hurricane-stricken areas there is still much work to be done.
"They lost everything they had and have to start replacing everything from their toothbrush ... I know they will have to have a bed covering."
Hurricane victims , who are busy trying to get home established, have taken time to express their appreciative of the quilts. "My daughter and I received a beautiful quilt given by your organization through Belaire Baptist Church in Gulfport, Miss., Luara and Gabrielle Howe wrote.
"This gift has been very comforting, as well as a work of art. We currently live with friends as we are not able to live in our damaged home. The quilts are an awesome display of God's love during this time of recovery. Again, thank you so much for your gift."
E. Thompson wrote, "Thank you so much for the beautiful quilt. I received it at Bible Baptist, my church. I will cherish it and take good care of it. God bless all of you, and keep on quilting, so generous to think about us on the coast."
"Mom is in our FEMA trailer," wrote Carole Pilgrim. "She is 88 and was so moved by your love and prayers. We are praying as you reach others in Jesus' name. God bless you all!"