Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Crafting for Good and Not Evil

Ummmm Quilts for Kids is pretty awesome. Their mission statement, you ask? Transforming discontinued, unwanted and other fabrics into patchwork quilts that comfort children with life-threatening illnesses and children of abuse.

I was perusing my usual Craftser.org posts and came upon a string regarding Quilts for Kids and was immediately interested because I love people who quilt and for the most part, I love kids. (Save some of the "screamers"). In exploring this charity further, it is apparent to me that they are pretty amazing.

They take scraps of donated fabric (new and in good conditions FYI) and volunteer quilters fashion kid friendly blankies for kids in need of encouragement. I am sitting here wishing I was a more experienced quilter so that I could offer my assistance in some hands on goodness but alas my quilts might not add enjoyment to these children's lives but rather make them cry more (I kid, I kid). I do plan to look through my fabrics and donate some spare yardage that I think would be great for kiddies. I encourage my crafting friends to do the same. I know many pals who are collectors of fabric they may or may not ever use.

Check out this letter from one of the hospitals that Quilts for Kids has helped in it's endeavors.... And there are many more where this one came from.

Quilts For Kids is in need of fabric, funding and quilters. Quilts For Kids, Inc. welcomes volunteer involvement in their desire to comfort children in need. Check out their site and see if there is anything you can offer or do to help them out. You can also check out their community calendar for any events near you. Participation in any form will help and that is true with any cause close to your heart. Get out there and do something for your community or favorite organization.

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