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135 Quilts...

Delivered to Wisconsin Children's Hospital by Renee Henning and her Milwaukee Chapter!

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Fundraiser in Florida Supports QFK

The River Hall group of the Lehigh Acres, FL, chapter held a successful fundraiser November 13th at the Residents' Welcome Back Social. Donations from community members included Baskets of Cheer, quilted items, golf items, and a variety of other treats. About 100 residents enjoyed a silent auction, raffle, and a "Buy It Now" table and raised  a nice sum to help continue the Quilts for Kids effort to comfort children.

"It took a great deal of work to stage this event," relates Shelly Albert, "but it was worth it. We are lucky to live in such a warm, generous place, where many people are committed to Quilts for Kids."

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Listen to Linda on WOGL, 98.1

 

Brad Segall, recently spoke with Heather Walter, Visit Bucks County, Linda Arye, Quilts for Kids and Linda Weingard, Quilt Academy about quilting…a quilt exhibit at Visit Bucks County in Bensalem and Quilts for Kids on his radio program "Philadelphia Agenda," WOGL.

 

To hear the interview, click here.

 

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Thanks, Henry Glass!

...for sending us this beautiful "Fruitful Hands" fabric by Jacquelynne Steves of The Noble Wife.  We can't wait to see how the quilts turn out.

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Off to a Strong Start

 

What began with two friends who share a love of quilting has become Just Because Quilting, a northern Minnesota chapter of QFK. 

 

Aitkin residents, Julie Pearson and Bette Lang have just donated six quilts to the Aitkin Fire Department for distribution to children in need.

 

Learn more at www.justbecausequilting.com.

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Northeast Georgia Chapter Gets Grant

 

The Foundation of Jackson EMC, one of the nation's largest electric co-ops, has given a $5,000 grant to QFK's Northeast Georgia Chapter, reports Chapter Leader, Betty Wright.

 

The not-even-two-year-old chapter has donated over 600 quilts made by 200 volunteers to children at Northeast Georgia Medical Center and local shelters. 

 

This grant will allow the group to continue to supply these children with the little quilts which are filled with love by the volunteers who make them.

 

Pictured at left are workshop participants, Betty Wright (Chapter Leader), Betty Garrett, Jane Kesler, Sue Zarter, Donna Proctor, Marilyn Johnson and Judy Marsh.  Not pictured: Pat Steinkraus, Anna Simpson and Chris Anderson.

 

 

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Bakersfield Delivery

With the help of Ronald McDonald House, QFK Bakersfield Chapter (CA) delivered quilts to Memorial Hospital.

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New Quilts for New Homes

 

Look carefully at the little boys in the picture.  It seems they are way more interested in comparing their quilts than in listening to the grown-ups talk!

 

At a recent Habitat for Humanity Penn Villa Dedication, Habitat volunteer and avid quilter, Sara Bostancic, presented each child with a quilt, and spoke to the guests about her personal connection with QFK. 

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Visitors at Quilt Festival...

 

Included Cheryl DeCamillo from our Sugarland, TX chapter on the left and Sharon Hicks from our Baton Rouge, LA, chapter on the right!

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Thank you, Camelot Fabrics!

 

This is just part of the shipment of donated kid-friendly fabric from Camelot.

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Silicon Valley Delivers!

 

...50 quilts to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford in August. 

 

Pictured: Michelle, Priscilla and Karen

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Columbiana Delivers!

 

20 little quilts went to Children's and Women's Hospital in Mobile on Thursday.   "What a joy to deliver so many blessings!"

 

...and 20 more to King's Home, Chelsea, AL.  This is the Foster Care Center that Columbiana Chapter adopted as part of First Lady of Alabama, Dianne Bentley's state-wide project to give all foster care children in Alabama quilts of their own.

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Exciting Things are Happening!

 

...with Pellon, Juki, and Camelot Fabrics.

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Over 1500 Quilts are on the Way to Oklahoma!

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 Girl Scouts Help Deliver

 

Smiling Faces in Georgia

 

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