Monday, August 11, 2014

Scrap Quilt Challenge–What will you do with your finished quilt



Anyone who has ever made a scrap quilt knows that it takes more effort than working from large fresh-from-the-bolt fabrics.  More time planning, LOTS of extra time cutting, and in that extra time, there is extra love.

Have you thought of what you will do with your quilt from the Scrap Quilt Challenge?

Have you thought of sharing that extra love with someone else?  With a stranger?

There are always needs to be met.  I want share just a few charities with you to consider for donation.  Of course there are always local outlets to which you can donate & I whole heartedly encourage you to do good in your hometown.  Lift up your neighbors & show them someone cares.  If your cup runneth over and you can donate outside your community, take a look at these options or research charities close to your heart.

Quilts of Valor

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The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.  Over 100,000 quilts have been awarded to date, but the need is still so great.  The Foundation will collect unquilted tops and works with Long Arm quilters to finish your donation.  You can access free patterns and local resources from the website too: http://www.qovf.org/  If you are a quilter, you can donate your skills too, just visit the website for more information.

They have great guidelines to make sure your quilt will work for their mission.  You can see those here: http://www.qovf.org/content/basic-qov-requirements.html

100 Quilts for Kids

Heather at Quilts in the Queue is hosting the annual 100 Quilts for Kids quilt drive!  Fabrics N Quilts is honored to join Heather in her goal in sponsoring prizes!  There are lots of other sponsors too, so be sure to pop over & check it all out:

100 Quilts for Kids

 

Hopes and Dreams Quilts for ALS

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ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a degenerative neurological disease leaving its victims mentally alert, yet paralyzed.  Most victims lose their fight within 3 years. 

Our Scrap Quilt Challenge sponsor, Quilters Dream Batting is a proud supporter of the efforts of research and champion of covering suffering ALS patients in the warmth of quilted love.  They host annual challenges for donated quilts.  See the details here: http://hopesanddreams.quiltersdreambatting.com/challenge.html  They ask that quilts are at least 44” wide. 

Click here to fill out the form to donate your quilt: http://hopesanddreams.quiltersdreambatting.com/entryform.html

 

Of course the list of how you can warm the heart & body of a stranger with your quilting talent is nearly (and unfortunately) endless.  We hope you will consider reaching out with a quilt in hand to offer comfort.

Blessings,

Shannon

2 comments:

Mina said...

I am linking with 100 quilts For kids and will be sending mine to MArgrets Hope Chest

harleywife57 said...

I was just thinking about this ! I donated a 'kind of ' scrappy quilt to a local QOV . IT was made with what was left of a jelly roll and some various scrap 2.5 " strips ! I have 1 scrappy done from the 2.5 challenge ; and 1 I need to bind and post the the current challenge and will be donating them if they are not gifted !

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