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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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, QUILTS FOR KIDS!

Posted by pam on September 11th, 2015

Thanks to Fox 29 for covering our 15th Anniversary.  We appreciate their commitment to community and their willingness to get the word out about our effort to comfort children in need.
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Our friends at the Bucks County Courier Times also shot a wonderful video of the celebration.

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Bucks County Quilt Show

Posted by pam on August 18th, 2015

Once again, Quilts for Kids is delighted to have ten quilts on display at the Bucks County Visitor Center's 11th Annual Quilt show.  The free show runs through September 30th and is open Monday to Sunday from 9:00 to 5:00 at the Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road in Bensalem, PA.

For complete information, please visit Cover with Care.

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The Joyful Quilter

Posted by pam on August 14th, 2015

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Time for a big THANK YOU to one of our most favorite groups!  One of our volunteers here at headquarters came across a Facebook posting recently that The Joyful Quilter in Glenville, NY has donated over 500 quilts to QFK since 2011; our records show 514 in fact!

Thank you, ladies, for your faithful support. 

See more photos here.

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Quilting from the Heart

Posted by pam on July 31st, 2015

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The happy faces peeking out from these quilts are the “From the Heart Quilters, ” who recently finished seven quilts for Quilts for Kids. It was a labor of love that brought seven coworkers, and now friends, together for the purpose of giving back.


Michelle McLean, who works for Corvias Military Living in Fort Riley, KS, discovered Quilts for Kids many years ago after a friend received a quilt and learned firsthand the true comfort QFK provides.


They had so much fun sewing love into every quilt that they are already planning another workshop. 

Read Michelle's blog here.

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