We have donated 111 quilts to Lake County.
After sending out a plea for help to our nation-wide chapters, we have received 100 quilts from across the country for delivery to Calaveras County, including a generous donation from Baton Rouge, LA - an area that understands disaster. A wet winter is coming and a lot of these families have been left with nothing and are still living in tents. Maureen Elliott of Pinnacle Realty in Calaveras County has coordinated our donations.
Sorting through the quilts.
We also have made our usual Fall donation to Mustard Seed School for homeless children and are gearing up for our annual donation to Rosie Carollo's Toy Drive (https://www.facebook.com/Rosies-Toy-Drive-182968201789124/)
We have the most wonderful group of quilting volunteers ever!!
The numbers are right! By the end of 2015 we will have been making quilts for 5 years to comfort local children in hospitals, homeless shelters, children's homes, and foster care.
Our latest goal is to have donated 2015 quilts by New Year's Eve 2015. We are just 56 quilts away from our goal.
You can help! Make quilts on your own or from our kits, donate fabrics or other sewing notions, let us know of kids in need.
We are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that was created by founder
Linda Arye in
MISSIONSTATEMENT: Transforming discontinued, unwanted and other
fabrics into patchwork quilts that comfort children with life-threatening
illnesses and children of abuse.
More information about the national Quilts for Kids:
“Who wants to make a quilt for sick children?” Cathy Carpenter asked me.
She had me at ‘sick children’. That was all I had to hear, and I knew
I’d be making my first quilt. I had never quilted before, but she talked me
into taking a kit provided by Quilts for Kids headquarters. She told me how
easy it was, and that it was for a good cause. I could sew a straight line and
follow a pattern…but an entire quilt?!?
What had I gotten myself into? (the rest of Malissa's story)
Our youngest member, Ashley Lawson, and her school volunteers gathered at
Oakmont High School on February 23 to make quilts for our newest group:
Wind Youth for homeless teens. Our spring donations will be to this
We've been in operation for 4 years, and our wonderful volunteers have created and donated over 1600 quilts....now for our next goal!
Our annual Christmas quilt donations went to the Rosie's Toy Drive that benefits the Sutter Children's Center
Our Fall donations went to Mustard Seed School for Homeless Children and two foster children's organizations.
Our Shriner's Christmas donation and tour was a big hit with our quilters
and guests. They do so much for the kids; We wanted to help. Thanks to our
wonderful quilters, Santa's wagon was full. Photos
Another 120 quilts for our March delivery to Sacramento Children's Home
and Crisis Nursery. Keep up the great work - We're well on our way to
setting a new record number of donations. Check out our March 2013 quilts
After breaking his hip, a young recipient enjoys a nice nap cuddled with his
He loves NASCAR and the special quilt donated by Sheryl.
Sally (a 100-Quilt Club Member) takes piles of scraps like this:
And makes beautiful quilts like this:
We've already donated over 100 - our next donation is to Shriners' on June 24.
Three different ways to make a quilt for kids in hospitals and in need. Pick the way that works for you
Some of our quilts so far.
Even through the holidays, our quilters kept busy and provided 50 quilts for our first 2012 delivery. Check out our awesome donations! February 2012 Quilts
Making quilts in a group is fun and encourages novice quilters. Ask us how to organize your own group!
What a wonderful first year! Our volunteers have out done themselves and 365 children are enjoying the warmth and comfort of their efforts. Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible. December 2011 Donations
The Moms' Club of Rocklin South held a Quilt-in for Acres of Hope
- hope and opportunity for at-risk women with children.
Our volunteers have reached into their trick and treats bags and come up with another 70 quilts for kids. Halloween Donations