Quilts for California Fire Victims

Posted on October 30th, 2015 at 12:04 p.m.
fire girls

These two adorable girls, daughters  of a firefighter, lost their home to the California wild fires just two weeks after moving in.

Bonnie Stearns, our Silicon Valley Chapter Leader, wanted us to know how pleased the girls were with their quilts.

"Every little bit helps the kids know that people ...

We Love Berry Basket Quilters

Posted on September 29th, 2015 at 1:45 p.m.

I am so grateful to the BERRY BASKET QUILT GUILD for partnering with QFK.

They have taught us that kindness and commitment can bring many more smiles to the most fragile of children that we seek to comfort with quilts.

 berry basket

They have opened their hearts to us and their members ...

Under the Sea

Posted on September 22nd, 2015 at 2:51 p.m.

Our Silicon Valley Chapter issued a challenge for their 4th Anniversary.  Each member had to incorporate this colorful tropical fish fabric in her design.

About three dozen quilts were made, each one flashier and more creative than the next.


What would you do with this fabric?



Thank You, Pellon!

Posted on June 19th, 2015 at 1:13 p.m.

Delivering quilts to the children of Tampa General Hospital in June was a touching experience.

We were fortunate to have the President and VP of Pellon with us as well as some of their wonderful staff.

As we went from room to room we were moved to see children grab ...

Kids Quilting for Kids

Posted on May 22nd, 2015 at 12:09 p.m.

Vicki Young of our Sault Ste Marie chapter in Canada has taken some 11th and 12th grade high school students under her wing and is introducing them to the joy of quilting for children in need.

canada girls measuring

Four of the students worked on a very special project, putting together 2 kits ...

Quilt Follow-up

Posted on February 13th, 2015 at 2:53 p.m.


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 ...

Baton Rouge Delivery

Posted on November 25th, 2014 at 1:42 p.m.


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 ...

"I Have Enough Quilts"

Posted on September 23rd, 2014 at 1:57 p.m.



In our most recent newsletter we asked you for stories about Quilts for Kids.  How did you find us? 


Here's a particularly touching story from Janet Mahan:


"When my grandson was 8 years old, he said to me, 'Grandma, I have enough quilts for now.  I think you should ...

A First in Florida

Posted on September 5th, 2014 at 2:24 p.m.




When Donna Rhodes heard about Quilts for Kids, she worked with the chapter nearest her home.  The only problem was that the Baton Rouge Chapter is not very close to Ponce de Leon, FL, but Donna persisted, traveling to help Sharon Hicks deliver more quilts.



Then, the inevitable happened; Donna ...

From Workshop to Hospital

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

indiana workshop

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...


 indiana ducks

indiana hosptal








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 ...

Cancer Capes

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


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.

ft dix

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.


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.

kristin and quilt

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.


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.

space guys

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 ...

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.

michael miller

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.


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.


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.

jackie mills

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.


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.


kristin eagles auto

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.


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 ...

It's Not a Competition, But...

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

negeorgia child

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.

phillies quilt
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.


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.

start of walk

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.




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

Baton Rouge Delivers!

Posted on August 27th, 2013 at 1:57 p.m.


One of our most prolific chapters, Baton Rouge, headed up by Chapter Leader Sharon Hicks, is able to deliver quilts directly to the children at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.  That gives them a lot of wonderful photo ops!


We are so delighted to be able to ...

This Visit Made our Day!

Posted on August 23rd, 2013 at 2:44 p.m.


This smiling little guy is Kellen, who just turned 2 years old.  His dad, Carl, brought him to QFK headquarters to say, thanks.


During Kellen's treatment for liver cancer at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, his nurse handed him a brightly colored patchwork quilt from one of our volunteers ...

Tennessee Teen Challenge

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

1st place

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.


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.


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.

coker quilt

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.


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.


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 ...

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 ...