Comfort and Peace in the Military

Posted by pam on June 24th, 2014

QUILT BOY

Barb Lucas of our San Antonio Military Chapter sent this adorable photo with a note from this little boy's mom:

 

"My 3 yr. old received one of your quilts recently at SAMMC (San Antonio Military Medical Center, the largest in-patient facility in the DoD) and it made our day. It was a scary time and your quilt brought us so much comfort and peace. Words cannot begin to express how grateful we are. He loves the quilt and continues to use it daily. Thank you so very much for what you do!"

 

We are so happy Barb and her tireless volunteers do so much for our military families and their children.  Many thanks to all of you!

 



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Thanks, Moda!

Posted by pam on June 13th, 2014

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A HUGE thank-you goes out to Moda for their recent shipment of fabric  We were all touched by their generosity and kindness and are happy to let everyone know that 215 more children will receive quilts to cuddle, thanks to Moda.

 

Stay tuned.  Kits will be going out soon!

 

Happy quilting!

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Shark Attack

Posted by pam on June 10th, 2014

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Have you seen the new issue of Quilty

 

Take a peek inside and find the Northcott ad for "Shark Attack," an adorable fabric line by Deborah Edwards that benefits Quilts for Kids with every purchase.

 

Have an embroidery machine?  Northcott offers "Shark Attack" matching patterns so you can add a little more whimsey to your creations.

 

Ask for it at your favorite quilt shop, but don't wait; it's going fast! 

 

Thanks so much to our partner, Northcott, and for the talents of Deborah Edwards.  Join them in making a difference in children's lives!

 

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Cancer Capes

Posted by pam on May 23rd, 2014

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Turns out Kitty Hall-Harmon of our Winchester, KY, chapter is not the only one with the "cape idea."

 

A "snowbird" named Jeanne sews for QFK while in Florida, but back home in Wisconsin, she makes Cancer Capes for kids aged 3 to 8 at St. Vincent Hospital Treatment Centers.  Each cape is personalized with the child's initial and hospital staff add patches for milestones like "last chemo," "in remission," "happy birthday,"  or "I got my hair back!"

 

And guess what happens to the leftover fabric...it gets cut into squares for quilts, of course.

 

 

 

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Use Your Imagination

Posted by pam on May 23rd, 2014

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Look at these quilts loaded into the back of Ft. Dix, NJ, Chapter Leader Jacquie Longacre's car and imagine 122 delighted children choosing their favorites at the Yellow Ribbon Event last Sunday.

 

The recipients are kids whose parents are being deployed with the New Jersey National Guard next month.  Thanks to our wonderful Fort Dix, NJ, Chapter for giving these kids something to hold on to while their dads and moms are in places of danger far away.

 

(Due to security concerns, Jacquie could not send us pictures of the kids.)

 

 

 

 

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