Here's More from Houston!

Posted by pam on November 22nd, 2013

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Jackie Mills joined Linda at Quilt Market/Quilt Festival in Houston, and sewed all day, when she wasn't acting as good-will ambassador for Quilts for Kids.

 

Carol, of "Aunties Two" donated two tuffets crafted from our QFK Lil' Monsters fabric by Diane Knott for Clothworks.

 

And Quilts for Kids received an award from Oklahoma for being the first charity to get quilts to the tornado victims!

 

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This Autographed Eagles Quilt Could Be Yours!

Posted by pam on November 15th, 2013

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Designed and crafted by QFK staff member, Kristin Chiccarine, this one-of-a-kind autographed Eagles quilt could be yours.  Call us at 215-295-5484 to learn more.

 

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Signatures include Michael Vick, Nick Foles, Fletcher Cox, Bennie Logan, Brandon Graham, Todd Herremans, Cedric Thornton, Jon Dorenbos, Jason Kelce, Mychal Kendricks, Alex Henery and Colt Anderson.

 

 

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Turning Tears into Smiles in Baton Rouge

Posted by pam on November 15th, 2013

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It's all about the kids, and no one reminds us of that as often as our Baton Rouge Chapter leader, Sharon Hicks.  When she delivers to Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital, her team is allowed to deliver directly to the children.

 

This month, they were able to put smiles on the faces of three very ill cancer patients.

 

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Sharon writes, "It was not a good day for a lot of personal deliveries to the kids as there was a lot going on.  The three quilts to the three cancer patients were received with joy and gladness.  The little boy (Tim) was so weak but he smiled and waved to me.

 

It was so touching, the last little girl was able to blow kisses. The baby took the quilt and grabbed it to her."

 

We are so grateful to all of our 97 chapters for sharing QFK ...

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Now, THIS is the Way to Put the Fun in Fundraising!

Posted by pam on November 5th, 2013

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First came Craft Fair/Family Fun Day.  The energetic ladies of the Lehigh Acres, FL Chapter, River Hall Country Club "branch," made and sold quilts and other hand-made items, getting the word out into the community about Quilts for Kids.

 

Leftover items from the Craft Fair were then sold at a member's jewelry party, proceeds benefiting QFK.

 

 

Then came National Make-a-Difference Day.  lehighacresmadd

 

Some members held a Sew-a-thon at River Hall where they made many quilt tops and taught new quilters how to get started;  others set up a booth in the community to make people aware of QFK and to offer opportunities for  involvement.

 

At the third fundraiser, in conjunction with the Golf Members Opening Event at River Hall Country Club, the ladies held a Silent Auction featuring art work, golf-themed items, and of course, quilts!  Attendees donated very generously thereby enabling Lehigh Acres/River Hall members to keep ...

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It's Not a Competition, But...

Posted by pam on November 1st, 2013

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We have to give a shout-out to one of our newest chapters, Northeast Georgia, and leader, Betty Wright.

 

In existence for just a year-and-a-half they have delivered 204 quilts this year so far to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gateway DV Shelter and others.

 

And Betty doesn't keep things to herself.  The chapter's Halloween delivery was covered by the Gainesville Times.

 

Austin looks very pleased with his selection, as does Noah!

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