100 Quilts for Kids // 2011 Link Up

Note: I extended the link up to 10/15/11 at 8pm ET; got more than a few emails saying people were just putting binding on quilts :)

[I just posted a Machine Binding Tutorial here, if you are interested!]

I can’t believe that the last 100 Quilts for Kids link up starts today! I have had such a fun time working on this project, and have been so inspired not only by the beautiful quilts that have popped up in the 100 Quilts Flickr Group, but also by the stories I have heard and read on your blogs. Thank you for sharing your quilts and your time with children in our communities who could use a little bit of extra love in their lives. 

Believe it or not, I actually have been working on 100 Quilts quilts, but I have a long way to go on 2 of them to get them finished and donated by Saturday, October 15.  This is one of my favorites–a simple strip quilt in bright and cheery fall colors. Most of the fabric was donated by Del Ray Fabrics–I just added a strip here and there.  If you are local– DC Modern is collecting quilts to donate at our meet up this Saturday, 10:30-12:30 (or thereabouts) on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. We will be having a picnic, practicing some hand sewing, and doing a DC Quilt photo shoot. Fun, no? If you are in the area, come!
 All of the great prizes up for grab (and there are a ton of them!!!) are pictured on the 100 Quilts Sponsors Post–if you linked up last month, no need to link up again, you are still eligible for these prizes. The link up is open now and closes at 12pm on Saturday, October 15.  
How to Link Up

Thanks again!  You don’t have to write a new post for this link up, but please make sure to add something/mention 100 Quilts for Kids with a link back here–it might inspire a few more quilters to donate quilts.  Just copy and paste the url for your picture, which can be from a blog, flickr, photobucket, etc., below.

If you linked up your quilt last time, you don’t need to link up the same quilt again… you have already been entered for prizes for this round. 

Note: The quilt doesn’t have to be made in the time frame, just donated sometime between September 15 and October 15 to a child in your community!

In order to link up multiple quilts from one blog post, follow these steps: 
Click on the photo in your blog post so that it opens in a new window, copy link
Click on the InLinkz button
Copy and paste link, fill in other information with name and email
Hit Next
On the tab at the top, hit “direct link” and then copy and paste your link.
As long as you include your email address, I will be able to contact you if you win a prize.

I hope you take a minute or two to click on some of these links–there are some really tender stories behind some of these quilts.  Please email me with any questions, or leave a comment, and I’ll get back to you shortly. 

General Information (previously posted)
100 Quilts for Kids Dates & Information
October 12-14: 2nd 100 Quilts for Kids Link up here, at www.swimbikequilt.com
October 15: Prize drawings!!!
October 17-20: Best in Show voting [see description here]
October 21: Best in Show announcement
[fine print: Quilt must be completed in order to link up. You can link up from a flickr account, a blog, or pretty much any website you can upload a picture of your quilt to. If you don’t have access to any of these, you can email me a picture and I can link up for you. If I contact you to tell you that you have won a prize, please let me know who you donated the quilt to, and when. Thanks!]

Basic Information
Make a quilt. Donate said quilt to an organization in your community. Link up here to be eligible for prizes! More information here. If you don’t have someone in mind for your quilt, try the local women’s or homeless shelter, children’s hospital, foster care program, etc.  Other good options (and there are many) include Project Linus, Margaret’s Hope Chest, Central Texas Wildfire Quilt Drive, and Quilt Bug’s NE Flood Victim Quilt Drive.  The more quilts you make, the better your chances of winning a prize. I know it isn’t why we make charity quilts, but it is a fun incentive.
Note as of 10/15/11: I deleted links if the same quilt was also linked up on the 9/30 link up party–as long as you are linked up once, you are eligible for prizes. Thanks!
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  1. Jessica
    Posted October 12, 2011 at 5:24 am | Permalink

    Thank you Kate for all the work you’ve put into this! :)

  2. Vroomans' Quilts
    Posted October 12, 2011 at 5:37 am | Permalink

    Yes, Thank You! We had a huge donation because our site was listed with 100 Quilts project.

  3. Posted October 12, 2011 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    I’m racing to finish the last five in my stack before Friday – maybe even today!! It’s been a great ride!!

  4. Posted October 12, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    Thank you Kate for hosting this. It is such a great thing you are doing. I will be putting the finishing touches on mine this week as well but will be sure to link up when they are ready.

  5. Posted October 13, 2011 at 12:12 am | Permalink

    Thanks Kate! I am so excited for the second link up cause it will be amazing to see all the beautiful quilts that were donated not to mention that the drawing for the awesome prizes will soon take place.

  6. Posted October 13, 2011 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, everyone, for linking up! I love seeing these quilts :)

  7. Posted October 14, 2011 at 12:04 am | Permalink

    Wow, Kate! Look at what you did!

    Wow, everyone! Look at what we did!

  8. Posted October 14, 2011 at 2:23 am | Permalink

    What beautiful quilts and Kate what an amazing thing you have put together and hosted! Thank you!!!! I need to start early for next year!!!!

  9. Posted October 14, 2011 at 4:31 am | Permalink

    Thanks for organizing this Kate – I am so glad that I was able to join in!

  10. Posted October 14, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    thank you for the remmnder to post! and for organizing.

  11. Posted October 14, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the reminder, but my quilts are nowhere near done. Life presented us with the chance to put our house up for sale more than a year earlier than expected. This is a good thing, but it sucked away a ton of quilting time. Both are in process though, and I aim to finish and donate them before the end of the year. Hopefully next year, the timing will work out better. The quilts that are in the pool are giving me great ideas for next time!

  12. Posted October 14, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    Kate, you’ve done a marvelous job with this!! Congratulations on the turnout – it looks great!! We had a ball doing all our quilts…..

  13. Posted October 15, 2011 at 3:50 am | Permalink

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  14. Jenny
    Posted October 15, 2011 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    wow, look at all these wonderful quilts!!

  15. Melanie
    Posted October 15, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    You should be so proud of all these quilts! Thanks so mcuh for all of your hard work!

  16. Posted October 19, 2011 at 3:33 am | Permalink

    I’m one of the tardy ones but I still intend to finish a child’s quilt for a kind in our community. I’ll just be a little late, that’s all. In fact, you’ve so inspired me that I’m committing to make at least one charitable quilt per year. Thanks for the inspiration.

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