Welcome Back, Laurie Carr!

Posted by pam on March 31st, 2015

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Down in Summerville, SC, Laurie Carr diligently pieces and quilts colorful, beautifully-made quilts for children.  When her total reaches 100, she and her husband take a road trip to Fairless Hills, PA, to deliver the quilts.  

We're always glad to visit with them and ooh and aah over all the quilts. Some day soon, 100 more children in need will be smiling as they receive their quilts.

Thank you Laurie!

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Winchester Hits 1,000!

Posted by pam on March 10th, 2015

Organized in October, 2010, the Winchester, Kentucky, chapter of Quilts for Kids, made it's first delivery of 17 quilts to Kentucky Children's Hospital in January, 2011.  Since then, membership has increased to include dozens of members throughout central Kentucky.

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By March, 2013, the total reached 500 quilts.  As of December 2014, the grand total of quilts donated came to 1005!  And that's not the whole story.  These generous, prolific volunteers have also donated a wide variety of other items to comfort hurting children and their families, including receiving blankets, fleece throws, pillowcases, NICU sheets, baby hats, superhero capes, stuffed bears, adult hats and  scarves.

Chapter Leader, Rosemary Campbell, tells us they are always looking for new members and asserts, "If you don't quilt, we will be happy to teach you!"

For more information, contact Rosemary at 859-744-2212, or email winchesterqfk@gmail.com

 

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You're Never too Old to Volunteer!

Posted by pam on February 20th, 2015

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BIG news from Cheryl Sloan, Chapter Leader in Waycross, GA:  “You are never too old to be a volunteer. We welcome Bessie Thomas, age 102. Bessie has been a quilter for many years and has recently become our newest volunteer."

 

Born November 10, 1912, Bessie is a retired school teacher of special needs children and presently teaches Sunday School to the adults at Emmanuel Faith Tabernacle Church in Augusta.

 


  In 1939 she married railroad worker, Tom Thomas. Because she had been kicked by her mule when plowing the fields of her family's cotton farm, she could not have children of her own.  But when her niece had 2 boys that she could not raise herself she asked Bessie and Tom to raise them. So, at the age of 52 they took on raising an 18-month-old and a newborn, whom she and Tom later adopted.  She now has 2 grandchildren ...

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Quilt Follow-up

Posted by pam on February 13th, 2015

 

A few weeks ago I received a phone call from Carrol H., requesting a quilt for her grand-daughter who had just been diagnosed with stage IV glioblastoma.  The prognosis was grim.  She told me about her grand-daughter, how caring and smart she was and that she had just started her first semester on the way to becoming a nurse. 

 

I went into the quilt holding room and chose the most beautiful quilt I could find, that I thought an 18-year-old girl would love, and shipped it out immediately.

 

Today a received a letter from Carol to tell me that her grand-daughter received the quilt and was able to see it and have it at the hospital.

 

"Sarah was an amazing young woman, very kind and loving to all who knew her.  Her dream was to become a nurse and help others.  I just wanted to thank you for sending the ...

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Kudos to our First Chapter in Canada!

Posted by pam on February 13th, 2015

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As temperatures in Ontario plummet into the single digits and below zero, warm-hearted QFK volunteers ventured out into the snow to raise awareness about Quilts for Kids. 

 

Our first Canadian chapter, located in Sault Ste. Marie, ON, held a workshop in the local mall, inviting folks to come by and sew stitches of love into a quilt and offering quilt sponsorships for $10, allowing the donor to sign her name on the quilt.

 

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Great idea!

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