Something Exciting is Always Happening in Coker Creek!

Posted by pam on July 10th, 2013

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One of QFK's most active chapters, Coker Creek, TN, raises funds by raffling a quilt once a year.

 

This year's masterpiece boasts a patriotic theme and will be awarded in February, 2014, "Presidents' Month."

 

Chapter Leader, Donna Powers, writes, "Each block is only 6" square and almost all of our members made at least six.  Unbelievable!  I am just blown away by these girls."

 

Intricate and beautiful, this wonderful quilt will provide funding for more quilts for children in Tennessee.  I'm just blown away by Donna Powers and all the wonderful ladies of Coker Creek!

 

But wait, as they say.  There's more!

 

This very active chapter just donated 93 quilts to the Children's Hospital in Knoxville.

 

93 quilts

 

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Quilts in Court

Posted by pam on July 5th, 2013

 silicon quiltsOur Silicon Valley QFK Chapter does an amazing job distributing quilts in and around Santa Clara County, CA, not only to hospitals but also to LACY, Legal Advocates for Children and Youth, whose attorneys and social workers advance the legal rights of their clients  and empower them to lead happy, productive lives.

 

Recently, Chapter Leader, Bonnie Stearns, passed along a couple of stories that underline just how important the quilts are to these kids.  (No pictures are avaliable because of confidentiality issues.)

 

One social worker showed Bonnie a photo of a 14-year-old girl who was thrilled with her quilt.  Another client, a frightened 17-year-old girl who had just met with her social worker for the first time, exclaimed, "I love quilts!" upon receiving her quilt.  That caring gesture changed her whole demeanor.

 

A six-year-old and a toddler wrapped their quilts around themselves as they waited in court for their hearings ...

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Quilts for Kids Family Fun Walk

Posted by pam on June 28th, 2013

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Join us at Shady Brook Farm in Yardley, PA, for our Family Fun Walk "Kids Helping Kids" Saturday, September 28th at 9:00 a.m.! Registration starts at 8:00 a.m.

 

It's a family-friendly day full of refreshments, games, activities and live entertainment.

 

Your contribution (Adults $20, Children 13 and under, $15) includes free admission to Shady Brook Farm's FallFest, featuring wagon rides, pumpkin picking and pig racing!

 

Sign up now by clicking here!  Start a team, join a team, donate! It's all for the kids!

 

If your home is too far away to join us on September 28th, host your own Shadow Walk.  Build your team, give it a name and sign up here.  Then map out your own 2-mile walk through your community and raise awareness for Quilts for Kids. 

 

The money your team donates will allow us to ship quilts to a children ...

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Spread the Warmth with Downy

Posted by pam on June 25th, 2013

Downy will donate $2 to Quilts for Kids each time you go to their Facebook page and tell them what comforts you!

 

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We need all of you to help us reach the $20,000 goal!

 

Pass it on.  Post a link on your own page!

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Kentucky Quilters Make the News

Posted by pam on June 18th, 2013

Rosemary Campbell, Chapter Leader in Winchester, KY, tells us that Ian Preston, a reporter from ABC 36 News in Lexington, spent some time talking with them and filming them at work.  The result was a brief segment on the station’s 6:30 and 11:00 news

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Rosemary says, "There were a few errors (e.g. they mixed up our names) and I wish there had been time in the short clip for them to emphasize that our group consists of people from all over central Kentucky, but overall it was a nice report on what we do.  Hopefully it will drum up some more support for the cause."

 

To watch the segment, click here...and scroll down to "Winchester Group Makes Quilts for Kids."

 

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