You're Never too Old to Volunteer!

Posted by pam on February 20th, 2015


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


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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Nashville Delivery

Posted by pam on February 6th, 2015


On January 17, 2015, Panhandle, Florida, Quilts for Kids chapter leader, Donna Rhodes,  donated 30 quilts to The Children's Hospital at Tristar Centennial in Nashville, Tennessee.



Aspiring country music singer, Steffen Hughes, went along to help brighten the children's day.




To date Donna has been involved in making and delivering 475 quilts for the QFK organization.

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No-Cook Lasagna!

Posted by pam on January 13th, 2015


Agnes Pool, Chapter Leader at Columbiana, AL, updated us recently on their latest workshop. 



She writes, "We completed 9 Lasagna Quilts and used most of the Black/White and White Black 2 1/2" strips.  Only a handful were left over.  This makes a total of  14 Quilts from a stack of strips.  Each quilter brought from their stash, we combined them and using Quilt as You Go, Log Cabin Blocks, and Lasagna Strips we sewed them into beautiful little quilts.  Had great fun with this project."



Sometimes the simplest designs are the most striking.  These quilts would be great for teens!



Pictured above--Rose Watts, Beth Strickland, Shelia Gallups, Agnes Pool, Signa Ferguson. Cydene Dyer, Sarah Atchison and Barbara Willingham (not pictured, Linda Walker)

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