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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Her SUV Runneth Over!

Posted by pam on May 16th, 2014

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Irma Tapia, one of our very active volunteers in the Dallas, TX, area is smiling from ear to ear, thanks to Pellon and United Notions/Moda.

 

Pellon contacted headquarters and told Linda that Moda had batting that wasn't being used and that they wanted to donate it.  The only problem was who could pick it up, which became no problem at all with Irma in the area.

 

Irma got a tour of the United Notions/Moda facility, reporting that everyone was very friendly.

 

"It seems like nice place to work.  I saw so many fabrics I would love to put into a  quilt."  She drove away with all the batting she could hold!

 

Thank you, Pellon and United Notions for going out of your way to help QFK.  Quilts using that batting will be comforting children in the Dallas area very soon.

 

 

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