Emergency Comfort

Posted by pam on October 6th, 2015

fire quilts

Thanks to our Coldspring chapter, San Jacinto County first responders can offer comfort to children traumatized by an accident, fire or domestic abuse.

Linda Deeter and LaDonyce Hamilton presented 20 quilts to the San Jacinto County ESD, who then divided them among area fire chiefs to have on hand to give children something to hold onto in the midst of frightening situations.

Our thanks and congratulations go out to Cold Spring, one of our newest chapters!

Read more here.

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We Love Berry Basket Quilters

Posted by linda on September 29th, 2015

I am so grateful to the BERRY BASKET QUILT GUILD for partnering with QFK.

They have taught us that kindness and commitment can bring many more smiles to the most fragile of children that we seek to comfort with quilts.

 berry basket

They have opened their hearts to us and their members have worked side by side with us at quilt shows and quilt workshops.

They are the most generous compassionate women I've met in a very long time.

Sue and Sherry have created wonderful new patterns for quilts using everything from the small strings of fabric left over from Cindi trimming the fabric when she makes kits to coming up with wonderful stack and whack quilts from the donated fabrics we've received that aren't always "kid friendly " fabrics.

To all the members who have helped us at the various quilt shows we've needed help at to those ...

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Under the Sea

Posted by pam on September 22nd, 2015

Our Silicon Valley Chapter issued a challenge for their 4th Anniversary.  Each member had to incorporate this colorful tropical fish fabric in her design.

About three dozen quilts were made, each one flashier and more creative than the next.


What would you do with this fabric?



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Thank You, Mancuso!

Posted by linda on September 22nd, 2015

A HUGE thank you to David Mancuso and the Mancuso show staff.

The quilt show at Oaks, PA, was a huge success!

Many quilters  came along to put some stitches of love into the 5 quilts that were made during the show.  Bernina and the Hayes store in Delaware came to our rescue and donated two NEW sewing machines for us to use for the the entire show.

They were a big hit and everyone loved sewing on them.
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And the winner is...

Posted by pam on September 17th, 2015

Who would think of challenging a modern quilt guild to make quilts for children?

Ila Geving, Chapter Leader of our Lincoln, NE, Chapter, that's who! She did a presentation to the Omaha Modern Quilt Guild, and they went out of their way to make quilts to donate and took them up on their challenge, to design a "modern" style quilt for kids. The winner would receive a $25.00 gift card and their design would be used to make kits for our Lincoln Chapter of Quilts for Kids.

"It was lots of fun and so hard to narrow the winner down to just one, but we did, Ila writes. "The winning design was made by MaryAnn Morris!"

Criteria included were...it had to fit into the "Modern" category; it had to be kit cutting friendly, while boasting the least amount of fabric waste; it had to take into consideration ...

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