Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Quilts for Kids

Recently I became aware of a wonderful project called Quilts for Kids.

You can access all the information about becoming involved with this group at this website:
Sign up and they will send you a kit of fantastic colorful fabric designed to make a child's eyes lighten up as soon as they know this is "their new quilt"

P&G's Downy Fabric Softener Creates the Downy 'Touch of Comfort' Program to
help Provide Quilts to Hospitalized Children

'Grey's Anatomy'Star Chandra Wilson Joins Downy and Quilts for Kids, Inc. to
Help Deliver Quilts to Children in Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
throughout the United States

About Quilts for Kids, Inc.
Quilts for Kids, Inc. is a non-profit organization that transforms
discontinued designer fabrics into quilts that comfort hospitalized children
suffering from life-threatening illnesses as well children of abuse.

Headquartered in Yardley, PA, Quilts for Kids, Inc. was founded in August 2000
by Linda Arye. The organization was established with hopes of comforting
children hospitalized with life threatening illnesses by providing a hand made
patchwork quilt. These quilts are created by caring volunteer quilters
nationwide who wish to make a difference in the lives of these hospitalized
children. Since then, the charity has distributed over 50,000 quilts
worldwide and saved millions of pounds of fabric from landfills. Quilts for
Kids, Inc. is associated with children's hospitals throughout the United
States and has 50 chapters throughout North America.

Because of allergens, children often cannot bring their stuffed animals to the
hospital. However, most hospitals and treatment centers welcome the Quilts for
Kids, Inc. washable, all-cotton quilts, which kids can hold onto for security
and comfort.

I have copied the above information from the website to make sure I had everything correctly done. I have just received my first kit from this very worthwhile project headquarters and the fabric is beautiful.
So far this month I have made 4 quilts for our local charitable donation project and will make another one to accompany this Downy quilt to a new home.

Sign up to make a couple! Your soul will feel so good!