QFK Loves Dominion Energy!

Posted by pam on June 9th, 2015

dominion 2015Founding President, Linda Arye, is all smiles today because Bob Sauer, Dominion Energy (Fairless Hills) stopped by to give Quilts for Kids another generous check.


Dominion Energy has been a faithful supporter for years, and we are so grateful to them, not only for the donations, but for the willingness of Dominion employees all around the country to deliver quilts to children.

An on-going supporter of Quilts for Kids, Bob Sauer of Dominion Energy, recently stopped by to give founding president, Linda Arye, another generous check.  We are so grateful to Bob, Kim, and all the Dominion Energy people, who also volunteer to deliver quilts as they travel around the country.

 

- See more at: http://quiltsforkids.danemcoweb.com/blog/2014/01/17/our-hero/#sthash.B6iuB9ax.dpuf

An on-going supporter of Quilts for Kids, Bob Sauer of Dominion Energy, recently stopped by to give founding president, Linda Arye, another generous check ...

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Little Mermaids Workshop

Posted by pam on June 9th, 2015

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As promised, here's a look at the recent Little Mermaids workshop at headquarters, using the QFK Little Mermaids fabric line from Northcott.

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Designed by QFK's own Nancy Lacey, the pattern presented just enough of a challenge to our volunteers, who sewed with love, thinking of the delighted little girls who will receive these bright quilts.


Many thanks to our partner, Northcott, for their on-going support.  Look for "Little Mermaids" at your local quilt shop now.

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Working Together

Posted by pam on June 5th, 2015

The connection between chapters and local quilt guilds is an important one, as demonstrated by our Coker Creek, TN, Chapter's affiliation with Village Quilters Guild, to which chapter leader, Donna Powers belongs.

This month, the guild will have a baby shower for Newborns In Need, which is a non-profit for women, girls and their babies.
  
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Donna explains, "Lots of new moms do not have any medical help or the means to prepare for their newborns.  This charity provides them with the necessary items to bring the babies home.  Guild members are urged to bring gifts to donate."

Guild members were also challenged to make quilts for the Coker Creek Chapter to supplement the chapter's donation to Children's Hospital, Knoxville.

We applaud these generous ladies for helping needy moms and children!

Chapters, make sure your local guilds know about the wonderful work you do for QFK. 

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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.

canada girls with quilts
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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