Say "Hi!" to Linda!

Posted by pam on October 29th, 2014

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Quilt Market/Festival is in full swing in Houston.  Here, founding president of QFK takes a turn on the machine at the Michael Miller booth. 

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Meeting shop owners is always a priority as well such as  SEW TOGETHER QUILT SHOP owner Maryann Rossetti, pictured with Pat Wolf and Linda.  The Tewksbury MA Chapter certainly appreciates the space for workshops.

 

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Linda was happy to welcome Pellon's Andy Reid to booth 1203 and to thank him for Pellon's support of QFK.

 

clothworks Later, Ted Hoffman, from another wonderful partner, Clothworks, stopped by to say, hi.  The quilt handing behind them on the left was designed and made by staff member, Nancy Lacey, out of our QFK fabric, Sea Shanty, by Sue Zipkin.

 

 

 

 And a special thank you to Barb Lucas of our San Antonio chapter for helping out in the booth!barb

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Houston Bound

Posted by pam on October 17th, 2014

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If you are one of the lucky ones visiting  the International Quilt Market and Quilt Festival October 25th through November 2nd in Houston, be sure and stop by the Quilts for Kids booth, #1203, and meet founding president, Linda Arye, as well as some  of our volunteers who support us and run our chapters all across the country. 

 

Linda would LOVE to thank you personally for the great work you do by making the quilts that turn children’s tears to smiles and introduce you to some of our newest fabric.  We'll even have kits and yardage for sale so that you can re-create the quilts hanging in the booth.  

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On TV in Indiana

Posted by pam on October 14th, 2014

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One of our newer chapters in Indiana has posted some impressive numbers in the two short years they have been in existence.  By the end of the year, they will have donated 2000 quilts to Peyton Manning Children's Hospital and community child protective organizations.

 

Recently, Chapter Leader Cathy Case, visited a local news program to publicize the chapter's upcoming fund-raiser on October 25 and to spark interest in the 90-member chapter, asking for donations and inviting others to join.

 

Thank you, Cathy, for spreading the word in your very well-spoken interview!

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Latest Worshop

Posted by pam on September 30th, 2014

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Quilts for Kids recently held a very special workshop at headquarters using eye-catching fabric kindly donated by Westminster Fabrics and designed by Kaffe Fassett and Ty Pennington.

 

Our Silicon Valley chapter leader Bonnie Stearns, from California, was able to attend in addition to some volunteers from Canada who took home 25 kits and a lot of enthusiasm for our mission.

kaffe3The striking pattern we used is called a "Sashed Wonky Nine," and it really did justice to this gorgeous jewel-toned fabric.

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ETS Opportunities

Posted by pam on September 30th, 2014

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I just got an email from Barb Lucas of San Antonio Military Chapter and thought about editing it.  Then I changed my mind.  Who could say it better than Barb, herself?

 

"On Friday, Joveda Nelson and I went to a community information event at the offices of Educational Testing Services in San Antonio. They invite groups that serve the community to come and tell about their programs and employees come through and choose their favorites by dropping a token in a container on that organization’s table. We took quilts and information and talked to a lot of people. We also got some tokens in our jar! The tokens will translate into donations from ETS Cares!

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"Even more exciting was the opportunity to network with other groups. Girls, Inc. wants us to do an event with them and the girls; the Diaper Bank wants quilts (maybe we can make those ...

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