Saturday, August 27, 2011

100 Quilts for Kids

100 QUILTS for kids is an annual charity event that I heard about from Kate at swimbikequilt. It's an  opportunity to join other quilters and donate our quilts to local children's charities. The quilt drive runs September 15 to October 15, 2011. You can find out all the details from Kate.
Swim, Bike, Quilt
I'll be donating my Comic Strip Quilt made from Sherbet Pips, with the thought that the darling characters will appeal especially to a little girl.

I plan on donating my quilt to Project Linus, a National organization with a local chapter in my area. Operating since 1995, their mission is to "provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer "blanketeers." In South Snohomish County, where I live, fellow sewists can drop off quilts at the Everett Pacific Fabrics store, or The Needle & I. Let me know if you need more information about these locations or our local chapter.

I hope you consider joining your fellow quilters in this effort to help children!

REVISION:
Seconds after publishing, I saw Kate's post about 100 Quilts for Kids Quilt Along! Check it out! {here}
Swim, Bike, Quilt

4 comments:

Toni said...

That quilt is cute, Debbie! Some little girl will love it! I'm thinking Project Linus is who I'll be donating mine to as well, I just need to find a contact near me. My mom has been making quilts for them for a long time.

Leanne said...

That quilt will surely be welcomed by a child in need! Great idea.

Carla said...

Love the concept Debbie. Good for you.

Marci Girl said...

How sweet of you to donate that quilt, and I am sure that some little kid will love it!