My friend Katie from Swim, Bike, Quilt is holding her annual charity quilt drive where she encourages you to make and donate a quilt for a child in need.
The drive runs through September 30th and she’s even rounded up a few giveaways for those that participate. (I’m one of them!)
The best way for you to help is to donate a quilt locally through such organizations as a local foster care program, domestic violence center, homeless shelter, children’s hospital, or to a local military family support organization. Katie has a few other ideas here.
I personally love to support Project Linus who wraps kids in “blanket hugs” when they’ve experienced some kind of trauma or loss. A quilting buddy of mine, Paula from Washington, is a chapter volunteer there. Each time she comes to town for a visit, she stops by and cleans out my scrap bins and takes home lots of goodies to put together kits for her local volunteers to sew into quilts.
To offer their support, fabric company Quilting Treasures has even put together a Project Linus fabric line featuring cute panels that would whip up into baby quilts in no time.
As part of the 100 Quilts for Kids charity drive, Katie will be hosting a linkup on her blog September 28-30 where you can show pictures of your donated quilts and be inspired by what others have done. She’s even including a few giveaways as an extra incentive. :-)
This is a great time to experiment with colors, fabrics and quilting because whatever you make and donate is sure to be loved!