Girls Quilting Day

Posted by pam on December 9th, 2014

girls san antonio

Thanks to a community awareness event at Educational Testing Services in San Antonio, QFK San Antonio Military Chapter met a group from Girls, Inc., who expressed a desire to participate in a community service day.


Not surprisingly, chapter leader, Barb Lucas, encouraged a girls quilting day.


On December 6th, 45 young ladies between the ages of 5 and 17 spent the day together to sew, under the tutelage of Barb and five other chapter members.  In addition to making quilts to donate to the Diaper Bank, the girls also brought diapers and other baby supplies to help young families in need.  


Barb relates that they particularly enjoyed the day because none of the six of them has daughters, only sons!





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The Paint-Chip Challenge

Posted by pam on December 2nd, 2014

Carolyn Hawver, president of the Smethport Piecemakers Guild in Smethport, PA, came up with a challenge we've never heard of...She picked up paint chips from a local store, handed them out to her quilters, and invited them to create quilts using those colors.


We received the quilts last week and here at headquarters, we can attest to the fact that they all turned out beautifully, boasting a wide variety of patterns and colors!


Maybe we'll try this challenge in the near future.  Thanks, Smethport ladies!


smethport ladies


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Baton Rouge Delivery

Posted by pam on November 25th, 2014


Sharon Hicks, our Baton Rouge Chapter Leader, reports that they recently delivered 27 quilts to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, and were able to personally give quilts to 11 children in PICU and Hematology Oncology. 





 Most QFK Chapters are not so fortunate to be able to put the quilts into the hands of the children, so Sharon makes sure she sends photos to remind us that the need for comfort quilts is always there.


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New Northwest Chapter is off to a Great Start

Posted by pam on November 14th, 2014


Portland, OR, Chapter members outdid themselves recently, donating 64 quilts  to Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma, WA.


Jacky Miller reports that they were doubly excited by the donation because they are such a new chapter.  Total donations add up to 127 quilts since April.


Kudos to all the talented volunteers in Oregon and Washington!


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Say "Hi!" to Linda!

Posted by pam on October 29th, 2014


Quilt Market/Festival is in full swing in Houston.  Here, founding president of QFK takes a turn on the machine at the Michael Miller booth. 

 shop owners

Meeting shop owners is always a priority as well such as  SEW TOGETHER QUILT SHOP owner Maryann Rossetti, pictured with Pat Wolf and Linda.  The Tewksbury MA Chapter certainly appreciates the space for workshops.



Linda was happy to welcome Pellon's Andy Reid to booth 1203 and to thank him for Pellon's support of QFK.


clothworks Later, Ted Hoffman, from another wonderful partner, Clothworks, stopped by to say, hi.  The quilt handing behind them on the left was designed and made by staff member, Nancy Lacey, out of our QFK fabric, Sea Shanty, by Sue Zipkin.




 And a special thank you to Barb Lucas of our San Antonio chapter for helping out in the booth!barb

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