Transforming fabrics into patchwork quilts that comfort children in need. These are children with life-threatening illnesses, children of abuse, and children living at poverty level and below.
A Letter from the Founder
It seems like only yesterday that I discovered a wealth of discontinued fabric samples being thrown away. In those days it never occurred to me that we’d be an international organization today. I was only looking to save some fabric samples from a landfill. I was assured by all my friends and family that this was a dumb idea and no one would make quilts for some stranger’s child…and do it for free! Well, 16 years later you have managed to prove these nay-sayers wrong, for you have given from your hearts and helped to turn tears into smiles for tens of thousands of children that you never even knew existed. Our goal continues to be donating 30,000 yearly.
When most fabric mills moved offshore in 2007, those wonderful 18 wheelers loaded with donated fabric were not coming our way any longer. We were forced to find funding to purchase fabric. The fabric companies that had always supported us gave us reduced prices when they could and sent us discontinued samples to enable us to continue comforting children in need. Even the heavyweight fabrics have become quilts that are sent overseas to orphaned children in developing countries who use them as beds. We are proud to continue our work with Lutheran World Relief.
EVERY YEAR HERE IS SPECIAL AND WE ARE THANKFUL FOR OUR PARTNERS:
P&G AND DOWNY for the Downy Touch of Comfort Program that enabled us to create over 10,000 quilt kits to send to quilters across the country.
DOMINION ENERGY for providing grants to fund workshops.
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL AND THE ROTARY CLUB OF LANGHORNE, PA for matching grants to purchase brightly colored child-friendly fabric.
And the following fabric companies, who not only donate fabric and batting and sewing machines, but also offer exclusively designed fabrics and other items, to the quilting community to help fund QFK:
P & B TEXTILES
JUKI USA SEWING MACHINE COMPANY