Friday, December 10, 2010

Quilts for Kids

A few weeks ago, I was thumbing through a copy of Ladies Home Journal and saw a little blurb about Downy and how they participate in the Quilts for Kids project. Their goal is to create lovely handmade quilts for hospitalized children. By going to their website, you can sign up to receive a quilt kit - nearly everything that you need to create a quilt. The only thing you need to provide is the batting and the time. They ask that you return your finished quilt in 4-6 weeks. That is all.

I wasn't sure what kind of fabric to expect, but was surprised to see multiple prints from a single line. As it turns out, the fabric provided was by Robert Kaufman and is totally cute for a little boy. It seems that Kaufman has a relationship with Quilts for Kids, as the fabric line is of the same name.

In addition to asking for their completed quilt back in a timely fashion, Quilts for Kids suggests that you also include an extra quilt, made from your stash, to double their efforts to provide sick children with a handmade quilt.

I'm planning to work on this quilt over the weekend and will report back soon - It'll be good to get this quilt out in time for Christmas.

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