Calling all crafters, fiber artists, and people with big hearts

We Welcome All With Open Hearts


In today's tumultuous political scene, those of us who care about how the United States treats others--citizens or not--have to step up and do more to counteract the hate and lack of acceptance projected by politicians for their own purposes.


Commit Creative Acts of Kindness


We believe that the tapestry of our country is richer and more beautiful when we embrace people who need our help--no matter where they come from, what they believe, or what they look like. Creative acts of kindness are more important than ever. That's why we are inviting you to join in creating welcome mats which we will gift to refugee families as they settle into their new homes.


Check Out Our Participate page


Look at our for suggestions (on Elsa Bouman's Pinterest page Welcome mat board) or come up with your own. We only ask two things. Keep in mind what might appeal to people from other cultures and pour your love and kindness into whatever you do.


Help Us Deliver on Our Promise to Welcome New Families to Washington State


When your welcome mat is complete, follow the instructions on our Deliver page to make sure your creation gets to a refugee family to enjoy. And please send us a picture of your welcome mat so that we can display it on our Gallery page.


Thank you!


Elsa Bouman and Luanne Brown

Lake Forest Park, WA