100 Quilts for Kids

One of the best things about the quilting community is the charity that many quilters take part in. Katie of Swim, Bike, Quilt is leading up a great effort to see how many quilts we can donate to children in need.

100 Quilts for Kids is an initiative that runs from September 15 thru October 14. The goal is to make a crib or toddler sized quilt and donate it to the charity of your choice. During this month, you will have the opportunity to link to a photo of your donation on Katie’s blog and Aunt Spicy’s blog and be entered to win some fabulous prizes! (Including a few copies of my Off Centered Squares quilt pattern).

I’m not affiliated with any of the following, but some ideas of places to donate quilts…Project Linus, central Texas wildfire quilt collection organized by Modern Day Quilts, Wrap Them in Love Foundation, Newborns in Need, your local women’s shelter or your local hospital. If you are still stumped, check with your local quilt shop and I am sure they know of organizations in your area that need donations.

I plan on donating a quilt and hope you will join me!



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    September 8, 2011

    planning to!

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    September 8, 2011

    You forgot to mention the actual organization called “Quilts for Kids”! 😉


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    kate @ swimbikequilt

    September 8, 2011

    Thanks, Faith!

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    September 8, 2011

    when making quilts for kids don’t forget teenagers, especially teen boys, they still end up in children’s hospitals, and kiddie designs don’t work as well for them, any children’s hospital would love to get quilts. just call the volunteer department

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    September 9, 2011

    Ahhhh. I don’t need anything more to do! But I have always meant to do something like this for our children’s hospital because of how great being on the receiving end was when our daughter was a patient there. Maybe this is just the push I need. Thanks!

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    September 10, 2011

    Our group has been making quilts all summer long for donation to WHALEY Children Center in Flint Michigan. We have 38 quilts finished, quilted and bound. We have another 10 made and ready for quilting and another 10 tops being assembled. We planned to give the quilts as part of a Christmas celebration. We have enough for the current group of children and for kids that come into the system after this program ends. They will get to take their quilts with them when they age out of the system. We are hoping to give these abandon children something of their own.


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