As part of 100 Quilts for Kids there is also a free Star Bright Quilt Pattern download here– makes a quick and fun charity quilt, as well as a series called 25 Free Motion Quilting Ideas: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. I hope you join me again in September 2014.
It’s time for the annual 100 Quilts for Kids charity quilt drive! Please join me from July 1- September 30, 2013 and make a quilt or two for a child in need!
If you have been reading Swim, Bike, Quilt for a while, you know that charity sewing is important to me, and a portion of my sewing time and blog are devoted every year to encourage others to do the same. It has been exciting to witness the time and love that has gone into making the hundreds of quilts donated in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
I need your help spreading the word! Please check out the 100 Quilts for Kids Flickr Group, consider pinning the logo on Pinterest, sharing this post on Facebook (links at the bottom of the post), Instagram (#100quilts4kids), or Twitter.
Ready to get started?
1. Make a quilt. Great time to use bee blocks, try a new pattern, or experiment with a design of your own.
2. Donate it to a child in need, locally if you can. Consider donating your quilt(s) to a local foster care program, domestic violence center, homeless shelter, children’s hospital, or to a local military family support organization.
There are so many great charities and sewing circles out there!! If you don’t know where to donate your quilt, try one of these organizations or quilt drives: Margaret’s Hope Chest, Bumble Beans Basics, do.Good Stitches, Project Linus, Quilts for Moore, Oklahoma, Just One Slab for Flood Recovery in Southern Alberta, the work done by Sarah and her Quilt Ministry, and Siblings Together.
[one of the quilts I made last year out of scraps from another quilt]
3. Link up a picture of your donated quilt(s): Let us know you donated your quilt (and where you donated it) during the Linky Party, which runs from July-September 30, 2013 (linky party link is here). Link up a picture from a blog post, Threadbias account, Facebook post, or picture on Flickr.
4. For you: There is a fun list of prizes you will be eligible for when you donate a quilt and more prizes here — a fun way of saying “thank you” for sharing your time, talents, and resources with kids in need. Prizes will be randomly drawn–if you donate a quilt and link up by the end of September, you are eligible to win.
Sponsors: If you are interested in sponsoring the event/donating a fabric or quilting related prize, please contact me at swimbikequilt at gmail dot com.
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Thanks so much!
For more info on previous years, please see the 100 Quilts for Kids Page.