Social Engagement: Medium
What’s What: Are you a quilter who wants to make a difference? Meet the amazing Quilts for Kids.
Amava Take: Two rules: have fun making a quilt and fill it with love. Quilts for Kids will find the child who needs it. Quilts for Kids is a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming fabrics into patchwork quilts to comfort children facing serious illness, trauma, abuse and natural disasters. In August, 2000, while placing an order for a client at the Philadelphia Design center, Quilts for Kids founder Linda Arye noticed numerous industrial-size trash bags filled with discontinued designer fabric that were to be thrown away. That gave her an idea…
Question and Answers:
Are there quilt patterns provided?
Yes, here you go! You can also use your favorite patterns or your imagination to create a new one.
Who receives the quilts?
Children in need – especially those with cancer, AIDS, life-threatening illnesses and children of abuse – receive quilts from Quilts for Kids. Due to allergens, children often cannot bring their stuffed animals to the hospital. However, most hospitals and treatment centers welcome our washable, all-cotton quilts.
Where do I send the quilts I make?
Please send completed quilts through the United States Postal Service to :
Quilts for Kids, Inc.
494 Lincoln Highway
Fairless Hills, PA 19030
Anything else I can do?
If you want to volunteer with Quilts for Kids in the future, find a local chapter near you–or look into starting one! Not a quilter. . .organize a walk in your community, purchase fabric directly from the Quilts for Kids Store, donate leftover fabrics (½ yard minimum), join us on social media, or reach out to us at email@example.com for more ideas.
Special Requirements: A sewing machine, some fabric and a heart to help.
Setting it Up: If you have any questions, connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org! When you send quilts in, send us pictures of your work!