Katie from Swim, Bike, Quilt is a wonderful quilter who donates a large portion of her talents and time to making charity quilts.
Katie and other quilters around the world support many of the charities providing joy and comfort in the form of quilts - Margaret's Hope Chest, Bumble Beans Basics,do.Good Stitches, Project Linus, the work done by Sarah and her Quilt Ministry, andSiblings Together, women's shelters, hospitals, disaster relief, Childhood Kidney Support Group, just to mention a few.
The idea is simple:
Make a quilt or 2. Donate it to a child in need, locally if you can.
Enjoy a blog hop that runs from July 2-September 25, 2012, complete with inspiration and mini prizes.
Join in on a 100 Quilts for Kids Quilt Along (Kick-off post on July 15 at Swim, Bike, Quilt)
Have a chance to win great prizes from sponsors, including Moda, Fat Quarter Shop, Westwood Acres, Rowan , Free Spirit, and Ty Pennington Impressions, among others that will shortly be announced.
Spread the word to family and friends!
Smile, knowing you used your skills for good.
Visit these sites for more information and see all the wonderful quilts being made and donated.
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We would love your help getting the word out. Just copy and paste the code above and paste it into your sidebar, or blog post. Tweet. Instagram. Facebook. You know the drill. Thanks!
and the list of blog hop participants here:
July 2: Lynne @ Lily’s
July 16: Lee @ Freshly
August 20: Melissa @ Happy
September 24: Angela
@ Moda Home Mom
September 25: Sara @ Sew
Here are some ideas for easy children's quilts.
The charm and circle quilt. Made with 6" finished solid squares and 5" circles, fussy cut and stitched on to every alternative square. This would make a great eye spy quilt using animals / shapes / bright colours (probably not the flirty girls for children but it was the only example I had)
The lollipop quilt. 5" charms, with appliqué lollipops. Pattern found here.
Charms on point with appliqué stars
Charms with sashing.
Scrappy String Quilts - Pastels (pattern found here)
Panels are fun too and all you need is a border and some fancy quilting and voila.
So get together with a group of quilting friends and make a fun day of making some quilts for a child in need. Your gift will be well loved and cherished.