Kids Quilting for Kids

Posted by pam on May 22nd, 2015

Vicki Young of our Sault Ste Marie chapter in Canada has taken some 11th and 12th grade high school students under her wing and is introducing them to the joy of quilting for children in need.


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Four of the students worked on a very special project, putting together 2 kits for a friend of theirs who has leukemia.

canada girls cuttingNext week Vicki will be taking them to the hospital to tour the neo-natal unit and donate the quilts they've made.

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It's so heart-warming to see kids diligently working on a quilting project, not only learning skills they can enjoy for a life-time, but also realizing the wonderful feeling derived from giving to someone in need.

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Mermaids from Northcott

Posted by pam on May 5th, 2015

Yet another adorable fabric line from Northcott for Quilts for Kids is now available!  Click here for the full fabric line and watch for photos from the impending workshop!

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Marie and Mark

Posted by pam on April 6th, 2015

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Friday, April 3rd was a red-letter day at Quilts for Kids!  Not only did Marie Bostwick hold a book-signing for her new book, Second Sister, she also invited her (and our) good friend, Mark Lipinsky to spend the afternoon. 

While Marie signed books and worked on a quilt top, Mark entertained our lucky volunteers with his unique sense of humor.

Thanks to Marie for taking time out of her busy promotional schedule to visit with us and donate part of the book sale proceeds to QFK! 

And thanks to Mark for sharing ideas on how to grow our charity, based on his extensive knowledge of the quilting world!

It means so much to us that Marie and Mark each give their enthusiastic endorsement to our mission, turning tears into smiles for children in need.


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Welcome Back, Laurie Carr!

Posted by pam on March 31st, 2015

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Down in Summerville, SC, Laurie Carr diligently pieces and quilts colorful, beautifully-made quilts for children.  When her total reaches 100, she and her husband take a road trip to Fairless Hills, PA, to deliver the quilts.  

We're always glad to visit with them and ooh and aah over all the quilts. Some day soon, 100 more children in need will be smiling as they receive their quilts.

Thank you Laurie!

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Winchester Hits 1,000!

Posted by pam on March 10th, 2015

Organized in October, 2010, the Winchester, Kentucky, chapter of Quilts for Kids, made it's first delivery of 17 quilts to Kentucky Children's Hospital in January, 2011.  Since then, membership has increased to include dozens of members throughout central Kentucky.

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By March, 2013, the total reached 500 quilts.  As of December 2014, the grand total of quilts donated came to 1005!  And that's not the whole story.  These generous, prolific volunteers have also donated a wide variety of other items to comfort hurting children and their families, including receiving blankets, fleece throws, pillowcases, NICU sheets, baby hats, superhero capes, stuffed bears, adult hats and  scarves.

Chapter Leader, Rosemary Campbell, tells us they are always looking for new members and asserts, "If you don't quilt, we will be happy to teach you!"

For more information, contact Rosemary at 859-744-2212, or email winchesterqfk@gmail.com

 

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