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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This Autographed Phillies Quilt Could be Yours!

Posted by pam on October 22nd, 2013

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Signed by Mick Billmeyer, Dom Brown, Justin DeFratus, Rich Dubee, Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels, Kyle Kendrick, Erik Kratz, Cliff Lee, John Mayberry, Jr., Pete Orr, Jimmy Rollins, Carlos Ruiz, Juan Samuel, Joe Savery, Chase Utley and Ben Revere, this beautifully crafted quilt is up for grabs.


Are you a Phillies Phan?  To find out how you can take a chance, call Quilts for Kids at 215-295-5484.

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Visit Linda at Quilt Market/Festival in Houston!

Posted by pam on October 8th, 2013

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Quilt Market has generously donated booth 1203 to Quilts for Kids so that retailers visiting Quilt Market in Houston October 26-28 as well as quilters enjoying Quilt Festival October 31 -November 3 can stop in and say hello to QFK Founding President, Linda Arye.

 

She will have two Juki machines there for you to stitch some love into a quilt, and you'll be able to see the exciting new lines of Quilts for Kids fabric, including Ahoy Matie (available now), Safari and Shark Attack (coming in March, 2014) from Northcott... and Sea Shanty from Clothworks (also coming out in March, 2014.)

 

If you just can't wait to get to your nearest quilt shop, Linda will have reasonably priced packets of QFK fabrics at Festival for you to take home and start sewing!

 

Always remember, a portion of the proceeds from all of our partners' fabric lines benefits Quilts ...

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