Heather at Quilts in the Queue is hosting this years quilt drive for 100 quilts for kids. Many of you I’m sure will already be involved in making quilts for children so here’s a chance to link up quilts that you’re donating to a child or children’s charity and encourage others to get stitching too.
Here are some of the quilts that I’ve been involved in making this year that have already been passed on to a charity:
OK so I’m ashamed to say that I can’t find photo’s of these finished quilts! A group of us made 4 baby quilts in a sewing sessions at my house and then a quilting session at Emily’s.
We donated them to teenage mum’s in Torbay via my friend who works as a Health Visitor with them. I’d asked her if she could find a home for them and she jumped at the chance, some of girls have very little and so a quilt for their new baby would be very welcome.
I’m part of the Siblings Together bee, last year sponsored by Moda and for my month we made this beauty:
This will be given to a young person attending one of the summer camps that are run by Siblings Together. Siblings Together promotes positive contact between brothers and sisters separated by Foster care, kinship care, Residential care or adoption. 73% of siblings in care are separated from at least one brother or sister so these camps are a vital part of building and maintaining contact between siblings.
The last 2 quilts are 2 of 4 that the lovely people of instagram in the UK and Europe contributed blocks for.
Susy, Jo, Emily and I put them together, quilted and bound them and again they have been delivered to Siblings Together for the camps this summer.
So hopefully I have inspired you to start sewing a quilt for a child or alternatively donate one that is already finished and just waiting to find a home. All the details can be found on the 100 Quilts for Kids page if you need any information or ideas. Lastly don’t forget to link your quilt up!