As you may have heard, Quilt-EZ is teaming up with Quilts for Kids to make a quilt for a child in need. I visited the Quilts for Kids website a few weeks ago, and ordered one of the kits so that I could share in the magic. For only the cost of shipping Quilts for Kids sent us a quilting kit, complete with all the fabric I would need to bless a child in need.
Quilts for Kids is a wonderful charity whose mission statement is “Transforming fabrics into patchwork quilts that comfort children with life-threatening illnesses and children of abuse.” Its goal is, and has been, to donate 30,000 quilts a year. If you would like to be part of that visit quiltsforkids.org for more information. I was ecstatic when I received it in the mail, and began working on it immediately.
The kit comes with all the fabric you will need, and its all cut; Yay!
The pattern is one that even a beginner can do, and if you happen to get stuck there are several tutorials online from Quilts for Kids.
When it came to the quilting process, I used our Butler Computerized Quilting machine, with our Perfect Software. It was very user friendly and I was able to quilt it start to finish in a couple of hours. I used a large feathered design for the middle, and a bird design for the border, which turned out super cute!
Quilt A Difference
With our Quilt A Difference Facebook campaign about to launch I began scouring the internet for ideas. Quilt-EZ’s campaign is all about finding people who are making quilts for a good cause, whether it be to donate to a charity, or give to a young child in need, these are the things we want to hear about! We want to take stories like these and feature them on our Facebook page. This will give us the opportunity to brag about all the good things happening around us. With that in mind I began looking for something that we could do to make a difference here at Quilt-EZ. That’s when I stumble upon Quilts For Kids. Quilts For Kids was founded by Linda Arye with the mission of “Transforming fabrics into patchwork quilts that comfort children with life-threatening illnesses and children of abuse.” This charity did more than just catch my eye, it made me want to get involved! There are numerous ways to donate or help the charity, one of them being its quilting kits. For only the cost of shipping you will be sent an all-inclusive quilting kit so that you can make a quilt for a child in need. That’s all it took for me to become ecstatic, and I immediately ordered two; they should be here within 10-14 days. I can’t wait to tell you all about it as soon as they arrive in the mail. If you are interested in ordering one, or would like to get involved in other ways visit quiltsforkids.org.