About Quilts for Kids

-a 501(c)3  nonprofit- 

Linda Arye, Founder of Quilts for Kids
MISSION STATEMENT:
Transforming fabrics into patchwork quilts that comfort children with life-threatening illnesses and children of abuse.


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, 14 years later you have managed to prove these naysayers wrong, for you have given from your heart and helped to turn tears into smiles for the 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:

 

 

CLOTHWORKS TEXTILES
NORTHCOTT

  ANDOVER
HENRY GLASS

P & B TEXTILES

PELLON

JUKI USA SEWING MACHINE COMPANY

ROBERT KAUFMAN

CAMELOT FABRICS

 

To all of the individuals and businesses who help us comfort children every day, thank you!

Linda Arye
Founding President
Quilts for Kids, Inc.

     

STAFF

Linda Arye
Founder  ·  email

 

Nancy Lacey
Director of Operations  ·  email

 

Sally Weber
Director of Chapter Services  ·  email


Webmaster · email

 

BOARD

PRESIDENT
Joel Rosenberg Esq. 

Stark & Stark

 

Michael Kline

Treasurer


Jeremy Jeffries

Print Concepts


Stephanie Hnatiw 

YWCA


Michael Barkann 

Comcast Sports


Ellen Barkann 

Score Sports Marketing and Entertainment

 

Mark Vegotsky

R&R Distributors

 

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Two Page Tri-Fold Brochure (PDF)

QFK Staff (PDF)

Quilts for Kids Fact Sheet (PDF)

 

 




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