Saturday, February 6, 2010

Quilts for Kids information

Morning Ladies----it's SATURDAY!!!!!!!!
For those of you not members of some online quilting chat-groups, perhaps you haven't read or heard about Quilts for Kids. I know some of you have commented back about my previous Quilts for Kids posts, and you are VERY welcome for the link to the kit request website. What a wonderful cause and something so simple for us to do who love quilting so dearly. Here is an informational message/email sent out and shared with us (posted at Quiltvillechat - Yahoo group)

Dear Quilters,

Each year in the United States, children account for more than six million hospital stays and must confront the challenges of overcoming illness while staying in unfamiliar hospital environments. In January 2009, Quilts for Kids, Inc. kicked off a partnership with Downy fabric softener to launch the Downy Touch of Comfort program - bringing a "touch of comfort" to hospitalized children in Children's Miracle Network hospitals nationwide along with "Grey's Anatomy" star and mother of three, Chandra Wilson. Now, Downy has developed a special documentary to raise awareness about the cause and Quilts for Kids' mission. The documentary shows the heartfelt effort that numerous people have put into helping these children feel close to home; from our quilters to the Downy Touch of Comfort spokeswoman, Chandra Wilson, many people have made a difference in the lives of children such as those seen in this film.

We encourage you to view the film and share it with others by sending them the links or by sharing this on your FaceBook page.

Link to Quilts for Kids:

Link to

Link to YouTube:

As mentioned in the film, each purchase of a specially marked bottle of Downy will go back to Quilts for Kids to help us create more quilts for the millions of children that are hospitalized each year. The new specially marked bottle design features a "quilted" label and the Downy Touch of Comfort logo on the front, and five cents from each of these specially marked bottles will help Quilts for Kids, Inc. and Downy reach our goal to deliver 10,000 more quilts to these children this year.

We truly appreciate your interest and continuing support of Quilts for Kids and Downy Touch of Comfort

One stitch, one quilt, one child at a time,

Sally Weber

Chapter Liaison

Quilts, for Kids, inc.

It's Saturday and I'm excited to finish up my three Quilts for Kids so they can hit the mail Monday AM.
Happy Quilting


Andra Gayle said...

I got my kit in the mail yesterday and I am also working on one that I may send with it when they are both done. I am so glad that someone has come up with a way to make it quick and easy for me to donate quilts!!!

Anonymous said...

Ready to quilt my Quilts for Kids top. Then I will cut out fabric for another one. I LOVE that these quilts are so quick and easy to make.

Tracy said...

I plan on working on mine tomorrow. Or today if I can get some laundry out of the way!
Then I'll go thru my stash to see what I can come up with.

Linda said...

Amy, I finished my UFO and two of my blocks for your BOM so I went online and ordered my QFK quilt. I got some ideas for quick quilts from their website and will be making some NICU quilts with some orphan blocks. I have some kids fabric that was given to me that I can work with too...Thanks for posting this link. I am a cancer survivor and I know how touching and comforting it is to receive a quilt made for you. Hugs, Linda

Karen said...

This is such a great cause and I'm so glad I found it through another quilter's blog. I'm finishing up my second QFK's quilt kit and second donation quilt from my stash. I will definitely do more of these.

Now I find myself shopping for fabric that would be great for these quilts.

bingo~bonnie said...

Great post! I'm sure that bloggers are the ones spreading the news faster among quilters than the commercials on TV are. I've seen them but haven't got to "listen" to them really b/c of too much noise among my family LOL but I'm curious to know if they give the website and say that you can get a fabric kit mailed to you to make up a quilt or not.

Thanks for sharing - I will link over to you from my blog later tonight when I make a post. ;)

Love from Texas! ~bonnie