Alabama Delivery

Posted by pam on December 19th, 2014

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That's not Santa's sack next to Chapter Leader, Agnes Pool, at Children's of Alabama in Birmingham.  Look closely for the Quilts for Kids label!  Agnes delivered 40 quilts to the kids just in time for the holidays.

 

She also shared the chapter's latest workshop photo as the ladies worked on a vibrant black and white log cabin pattern.

 

Left to right: Signa Ferguson, Linda Walker, Sarah Atchison, Beth Strickland, Karen Jensen, Clydene Dyer, Linda Giddens, Pat Daughety, Barbara Willingham, Duffy Morrison and Agnes Pool.  (Shelia was behind the camera.)

 

 

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True Good Samaritans

Posted by pam on December 12th, 2014

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Every Monday night the Church of the Good Samaritan in Churchville, PA, is a hive of sewing activity as Jane Darling's quilting group creates quilts in every pattern and color for Quilts for Kids.

 

Every year the staff of Quilts for Kids is invited to share the holiday dinner with this faithful group and to admire their permanent sewing set-up right there at the church.  

   

We can't thank them enough for their dedication and hard work helping us comfort children who need a hug.

 

Thanks, Jane, Lillian and all the ladies at Good Samaritan!

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Girls Quilting Day

Posted by pam on December 9th, 2014

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Thanks to a community awareness event at Educational Testing Services in San Antonio, QFK San Antonio Military Chapter met a group from Girls, Inc., who expressed a desire to participate in a community service day.

 

Not surprisingly, chapter leader, Barb Lucas, encouraged a girls quilting day.

 

On December 6th, 45 young ladies between the ages of 5 and 17 spent the day together to sew, under the tutelage of Barb and five other chapter members.  In addition to making quilts to donate to the Diaper Bank, the girls also brought diapers and other baby supplies to help young families in need.  

 

Barb relates that they particularly enjoyed the day because none of the six of them has daughters, only sons!

 

 

 

 

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The Paint-Chip Challenge

Posted by pam on December 2nd, 2014

Carolyn Hawver, president of the Smethport Piecemakers Guild in Smethport, PA, came up with a challenge we've never heard of...She picked up paint chips from a local store, handed them out to her quilters, and invited them to create quilts using those colors.

 

We received the quilts last week and here at headquarters, we can attest to the fact that they all turned out beautifully, boasting a wide variety of patterns and colors!

 

Maybe we'll try this challenge in the near future.  Thanks, Smethport ladies!

 

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Baton Rouge Delivery

Posted by pam on November 25th, 2014

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Sharon Hicks, our Baton Rouge Chapter Leader, reports that they recently delivered 27 quilts to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, and were able to personally give quilts to 11 children in PICU and Hematology Oncology. 

 

 

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 Most QFK Chapters are not so fortunate to be able to put the quilts into the hands of the children, so Sharon makes sure she sends photos to remind us that the need for comfort quilts is always there.

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