TV Coverage in Bakersfield

Posted on August 18th, 2014 at 11:33 a.m.

QFK Chapter in Bakersfield, CA. recently was featured on the local ABC news program.

 

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Take a look at the video here.

 

Keeping in contact with local media helps get the word out!

 

Bonnie's Better Bindings

Posted on August 15th, 2014 at 11:45 a.m.

Binding is actually my favorite part of quilting.  Aside from jubilation that the project is almost finished, I find it very relaxing to hand-sew those tiny little blind stitches.  My corners are getting quite good, but every now and then, one just doesn't come out right.

 

I wish I ...

Just Ask!

Posted on August 1st, 2014 at 1:40 p.m.

Sometimes asking for money is not easy, but getting the word out about QFK in your local community is so important.  Barb Lucas, chapter leader of San Antonio Military Chapter just sent us a photo of her receiving a donation from Pursch Motors representative, Bessie Escobar. 

 

I asked her for ...

And the Winner is...

Posted on August 1st, 2014 at 11:54 a.m.

Quilt raffles are an increasingly popular way to raise funds for chapters.  Recently, Cathy Case, chapter leader of Indiana Quilts for Kids, announced the winner of their first raffle, a queen-sized hand-quilted fancy fan.

 

Dee Dee Anderson!  ...and a delighted winner, indeed.

 

From Workshop to Hospital

Posted on July 29th, 2014 at 11:45 a.m.

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Our Indiana Chapter sent us some wonderful photos showing what they do every month.

 

First, the workshop...

 

 

 

Then on to Peyton Manning Children's Hospital...

 

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For the delivery of about 100 quilts! 

 

Thanks for sharing, Cathy Case, of Lafayette, IN!  Look carefully at that middle picture above; it's yellow ...

SHOP.COM

Posted on July 15th, 2014 at 12:59 p.m.

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It's a win-win situation.  You go to SHOP.COM and choose from the best collection of stores you love and the brands and products you can't live without.

 

It's the most comprehensive shopping site you've ever seen, helping you browse hundreds of stores at once.  And ...

Thanks, Rotary!

Posted on July 1st, 2014 at 2:15 p.m.

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What a nice surprise!  Steve Sabel, president-elect of Levittown-Fairless Hills Rotary, stopped by today to personally present founding president, Linda Arye, with a generous donation.

 

It's very gratifying to know that our community supports Quilts for Kids and our efforts to turn tears into smiles as we comfort children ...

Thanks, Moda!

Posted on June 13th, 2014 at 12:10 p.m.

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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 ...

Shark Attack

Posted on June 10th, 2014 at 11:57 a.m.

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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 ...

Cancer Capes

Posted on May 23rd, 2014 at 11:42 a.m.

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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 ...

Use Your Imagination

Posted on May 23rd, 2014 at 11:13 a.m.

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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 ...

Her SUV Runneth Over!

Posted on May 16th, 2014 at 1:58 p.m.

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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 ...

A Quilt for Sarah

Posted on April 8th, 2014 at 1:45 p.m.

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Almost everywhere QFK president, Linda Arye, goes she finds an opportunity to give a quilt to someone who needs a cuddle.

 

Last week Linda went to ETS (Educational Testing Service) in Princeton for their community service day and met Vicki who has been praying for a kidney transplant for her ...

The Cake Says It All

Posted on April 1st, 2014 at 11:39 a.m.

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This beautiful celebration cake tells the story:

 

Not to be outdone by the "southern girls," our South of Boston self-professed "Yankees" wanted to shout it from the roof-tops that their chapter has made 2611 quilts since 2006 and will add to that total 175 by the end of the month ...

Help Mudslide Victims!

Posted on March 27th, 2014 at 12:17 p.m.

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Currently, QFK President, Linda Arye, is working with the Washington State Department of Emergency Management on ways we can help the mudslide victims.

 

We hope to be shipping quilts as well as other items such as (new) sheets and towels in the near future.  As you can imagine, so many ...

Sew Fun Fridays!

Posted on March 4th, 2014 at 2:52 p.m.

sew funJoin friends, bring friends, make friends and help comfort seriously ill children at Sew Fun Friday every Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. right here at headquarters, 494 Lincoln Highway, Fairless Hills, PA 19030.

 

Bring your QFK projects and make it Finish-it Friday!

 

Use our ...

Pellon Joins the QFK Team!

Posted on March 4th, 2014 at 12:32 p.m.

Pellon is helping us help more children in need by donating a portion of the sales from their Legacy Natural Blend Premier Quilt Batting.

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This queen-size batting is enough for four comfort quilts. Look for the QFK logo on the package and ask for it at your local quilt shop ...

And the Winner Is....

Posted on February 25th, 2014 at 11:34 a.m.

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A few months ago we told you about the beautiful patriotic quilt made by the members of the Coker Creek, TN, chapter for a fund-raiser.

 

Chapter Leader, Donna Powers, is pleased to announce that the winner of this masterpiece is Mary Jane Reece. 

 

Each square was made by a member ...

Volunteers Add Warmth to Florida

Posted on February 21st, 2014 at 11:25 a.m.

 

lehigh Feb...not more sunshine, but the warmth of love and compassion for seriously ill children.  Lehigh Acres, FL, Chapter meets regularly for workshops, including Shelly Albert's group from River Hall.

 

For Shelly, it's personal.  Years ago in Pennsylvania, her son was born prematurely, and she will never forget the ...

There Be Dragons Here!

Posted on January 31st, 2014 at 12:44 p.m.

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This beautifully crafted dragon quilt turned out to be a little too large for a "comfort quilt," but we knew we were saving it for someone special.

 

It has now found its place with a seven-year-old boy whose family lost everything in a house fire in Trenton, NJ. 

 

Quilts for ...

Our Hero!

Posted on January 17th, 2014 at 2:11 p.m.

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An on-going supporter of Quilts for Kids, Bob Sauer of Dominion Energy, recently stopped by to give founding president, Linda Arye, another generous check.  We are so grateful to Bob, Kim, and all the Dominion Energy people, who also volunteer to deliver quilts as they travel around the country.

 

Batik Workshop

Posted on January 17th, 2014 at noon

...courtesy of our friends at Northcott who donated beautiful batik samples in every color imaginable.

 

 

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Cindi cut kits to give out at the next workshop at headquarters and the ladies put together some very artistic projects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This striking quilt is really easier than it looks.  Start with a stack of ...

A Special Tea

Posted on January 4th, 2014 at 8 a.m.

When Silicon Valley Chapter Leader Bonnie Stearns received a request from Michelle Ball, Child Life Specialist at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford in April, it wasn't for small comfort quilts.  She was asking for two huge quilts, measuring 130" x 70" to use on gurneys transporting children ...

Another Wonderful Partner Joins Us!

Posted on January 3rd, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.

Baton Rouge Chapter Leader, Sharon Hicks, just let us in on some very exciting news: John Dauthat, founder, and  Blaine Austin, CEO, of Allbrands, have stepped up to offer support for Quilts for Kids. Giving back to the community has always been a massive part of who they are since ...

Thanks, Michael Miller Fabrics!

Posted on December 17th, 2013 at 10:49 a.m.

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One of our wonderful partners, Michael Miller Fabrics in New York, sent us boxes and boxes of terrific fabric samples (commonly called "headers") last week.  As the staff unpacked them, the huge variety of patterns and colors became apparent.

 

Just think of the kits we can make!  That translates into ...

Quilting Angel

Posted on December 3rd, 2013 at 11:09 a.m.

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We've received the sad news from Coker Creek Chapter Leader, Donna Powers, that one of their best-loved and most prolific Quilters, Barb Prichard, passed away on November 23rd.

 

"She was a true inspiration to others with her generosity."

 

Our thoughts are with her husband of 50 years, Ed.

Bringing Comfort to Military Families

Posted on November 26th, 2013 at 2:56 p.m.

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We love it when our chapters get the recognition in their communities that they deserve!

 

Barb Lucas, Chapter Leader of San Antonio Military, shared a recently published article by Stefanie Arias in My SA.

 

Last year, the group donated 518 quilts to children; this year, their goal is 600!  In ...

Here's More from Houston!

Posted on November 22nd, 2013 at 1:13 p.m.

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Jackie Mills joined Linda at Quilt Market/Quilt Festival in Houston, and sewed all day, when she wasn't acting as good-will ambassador for Quilts for Kids.

 

Carol, of "Aunties Two" donated two tuffets crafted from our QFK Lil' Monsters fabric by Diane Knott for Clothworks.

 

And Quilts for Kids ...

This Autographed Eagles Quilt Could Be Yours!

Posted on November 15th, 2013 at 1:58 p.m.

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Designed and crafted by QFK staff member, Kristin Chiccarine, this one-of-a-kind autographed Eagles quilt could be yours.  Call us at 215-295-5484 to learn more.

 

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Signatures include Michael Vick, Nick Foles, Fletcher Cox, Bennie Logan, Brandon Graham, Todd Herremans, Cedric Thornton, Jon Dorenbos, Jason Kelce, Mychal Kendricks, Alex Henery and Colt ...

Turning Tears into Smiles in Baton Rouge

Posted on November 15th, 2013 at 11:10 a.m.

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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 ...

Now, THIS is the Way to Put the Fun in Fundraising!

Posted on November 5th, 2013 at 2:13 p.m.

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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 ...

It's Not a Competition, But...

Posted on November 1st, 2013 at 10:56 a.m.

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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 ...

This Autographed Phillies Quilt Could be Yours!

Posted on October 22nd, 2013 at 11:44 a.m.

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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 ...

Visit Linda at Quilt Market/Festival in Houston!

Posted on October 8th, 2013 at 3:19 p.m.

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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 ...

Our Family Fun Walk was a Huge Success!

Posted on October 1st, 2013 at 11:16 a.m.

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Founding President Linda Arye and Michael Barkann of Comcast Sports led the Family Fun Walk September 28th at Shady Brook Farm.

 

Some volunteers drove for hours to participate, and several quilt recipients showed their gratitude and support by attending.

 

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Many thanks to Shady Brook for donating the venue and to ...

Tennessee Teen Challenge

Posted on July 23rd, 2013 at 11:25 a.m.

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Last year's Teen Challenge quilt proved very popular with QFK's very active Coker Creek, TN, Chapter, so they've done it again!

 

Hardworking judges Gayle Edwards, Karen Eshman, Patti Willeford and Lynda Dicandio had a hard time reaching a decision; each one of the 18 quilts was amazing ...

70 and Counting...

Posted on July 19th, 2013 at 1:49 p.m.

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These three intrepid ladies, Mary Prokarym, Dane Niess and Sue Volpe, from a quilt group in Scranton, PA, drove 2-1/2 hours each way from home to headquarters in Fairless Hills, PA, to bring us 70 quilts to help fill our quilt room, severely depleted by our having shipped out ...

The Personal Side of Dominion Energy

Posted on July 12th, 2013 at 11:23 a.m.

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This beautiful young lady is Katie, the daughter of an employee at Dominion Energy, one of our most faithful and long-time supporters. 

 

It was truly a blessing when Dominion Energy became involved with QFK.  Through their partnership we are able to fund workshops so that quilters could come together and ...

Something Exciting is Always Happening in Coker Creek!

Posted on July 10th, 2013 at 3:21 p.m.

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One of QFK's most active chapters, Coker Creek, TN, raises funds by raffling a quilt once a year.

 

This year's masterpiece boasts a patriotic theme and will be awarded in February, 2014, "Presidents' Month."

 

Chapter Leader, Donna Powers, writes, "Each block is only 6" square and almost all ...

Quilts in Court

Posted on July 5th, 2013 at 11:06 a.m.

 silicon quiltsOur Silicon Valley QFK Chapter does an amazing job distributing quilts in and around Santa Clara County, CA, not only to hospitals but also to LACY, Legal Advocates for Children and Youth, whose attorneys and social workers advance the legal rights of their clients  and empower them to lead happy ...

Quilts for Kids Family Fun Walk

Posted on June 28th, 2013 at 11:34 a.m.

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Join us at Shady Brook Farm in Yardley, PA, for our Family Fun Walk "Kids Helping Kids" Saturday, September 28th at 9:00 a.m.! Registration starts at 8:00 a.m.

 

It's a family-friendly day full of refreshments, games, activities and live entertainment.

 

Your contribution (Adults $20, Children ...

Going, Going, Gone!

Posted on June 14th, 2013 at 2:36 p.m.

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Thanks responding to the need for quilts to go to Oklahoma following the deadly tornadoes!  We shipped out over 1500. 

 

Now, we've gotten word that those families have been inundated with all kinds of help from compassionate people all over the country, so we are no longer shipping quilts ...

Quilt, Comfort and Repeat

Posted on June 7th, 2013 at 1:02 p.m.

pink quiltNext Door, a California domestic violence center, is one of the regular recipients of quilts from QFK's Silicon Valley chapter, including this bright "sofa quilt" made by Redwood City Girls Scouts.

 

The girls, who are ten and eleven years old, completed the quilt as a troop project and asked ...

What Looks Like a Snowman but Keeps you Warm?

Posted on June 4th, 2013 at 2:21 p.m.

pellon batting...An entire pallet of batting from our friends at Pellon!

 

This excellent low-loft batting will go a long way towards helping us comfort children who need a cuddle!

 

Thanks, Pellon, for working with us.  We appreciate your on-going support.

Over 1500 Quilts on the Way to Oklahoma!

Posted on May 21st, 2013 at 3:25 p.m.

ok quiltsQFK Staff members packed up 1900 quilts on Tuesday and Wednesday, most of which were express shipped to comfort children impacted by Monday's horrific tornado.

 

Thanks to to Robin Hill of the Stitchn' Post in OK City and the Dept. of Human Services for getting the quilts to ...

When Quilts Fly...

Posted on May 21st, 2013 at 1:22 p.m.

hopeWhen little Thomas started having seizures, he needed specialty care at Childrens Hospital in the San Francisco Bay area many miles away.

 

The trip was made possible for him and his dad by Hope Flight Foundation, founded by pilot, Douglas Harding, to provide free transportation for children with life-threatening illnesses ...

Girl Scouts Help Deliver

Posted on April 30th, 2013 at 2:34 p.m.

Albany, NY, Chapter for Quilts for Kids delivered forty two quilts to Albany Medical Centers Child Care unit on Friday, April 19th. Leader Karen Casey, along with quilters and the local Girl Scouts and parents went to deliver the quilts. The response of the directors and staff at Albany Medical ...

Smiling Faces In Georgia

Posted on April 9th, 2013 at 11:02 a.m.

Northeast Georgia Chapter Leader, Betty Wright, reminds us that their first year was a great success.

 

Now they are off and running, eager to surpass their first-year numbers of 291 quilts delivered to four different locations, including Northeast Georgia Medical Center. 

 

Their volunteer list continues to grow as their local ...

100 Quilts Cruise to Haiti

Posted on February 25th, 2013 at 1:35 p.m.
 

Janel unfolds one of the quilts to show Sister Marthe as Michele Mac Gregor stands by ready to translate.

Janel Tomalis of the Middletown, PA, Chapter had more on her mind that relaxation during a recent cruise.

Janel and her husband took a side trip to donate 100 quilts to ...