Have you heard about the organization Quilts for Kids? It’s an organization that provides quilts for children with life-threatening illnesses and children of abuse. There are different ways you can help and volunteer.
- You can request a free kit, which will be sent to you, you put the quilt together and send it back.
- You can contact your local chapter to see how you can help or request a quilt kit from them so you know your quilt is going to children locally.
- Donate “new” unused fabric to headquarters or to your local QFK chapter.
- If you don’t sew but would still like to help, you can make a financial donation which goes towards shipping quilts to children across the country.
- Spread the word about QFK! They are always in need of fabric, funding and quilters!
This is what the kit looked like when I received it.
I finished up my second quilt yesterday. Well, actually it was the first quilt top I’ve sewn, but, I got frustrated when I attached the batting wrong and set it aside while I started this baby quilt.
The quilting on this one turned out better than the baby quilt. It’s not perfect but definitely better. The back piece didn’t pull as much when I was quilting around the borders. There were still some tucks in the quilt top but after washing it I was having a hard time finding them.
I finished this just in time to mail it before we leave for our Florida vacation. I already have more quilt ideas in mind for when I get back. My husband has been wanting me to make a quilt out of his Crown Royal bags. He has a ton! But, they are with our household goods so that will have to wait. Before I moved to Italy I left a quilt with my aunt to see if she could fix it. It’s old and very comfy but it was coming apart. So, that might still be on the list of things to do. Hopefully she knows where it is!