100 Quilts for Kids Link Up Open: July 24 – September 30, 2013



Thanks to everyone who participated in 100 Quilts for Kids in 2013!  Check out the quilts linked up here, in the Flickr Group, and using the hashtag #100quilts4kids on Instagram.

There are two prize categories to check out: fun Fabric + Thread Prizes and Patterns + a Class and the prize winners are announced here.

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.


My motto this summer is to make things as simple as possible for myself and those around me. In that vein, I decided to open the 100 Quilts for Kids Linky Party today!  You can link up as soon as you finish and donate the quilt (no works in progress shots please), or you can wait until the end of September, whichever is easiest for you.

If you make and donate a quilt to an organization or child in need in your community (or elsewhere around the world) sometime between July 1, 2013 and September 30, 2013, I would love to have you link to a picture of the quilt here!  For every quilt you “link up,” you will be eligible for one of the prizes listed in this post; the prizes will be drawn at random from this linky party.

You can link to a picture on a blog, on Facebook, or on flickr or another photo sharing site.  If there is a way to link to Instagram, please let me know.



Link Up Directions: Enter your URL (the flickr/facebook/or blog link), name, and email. Hit next. Choose your picture, crop if desired, or submit without cropping. If you have any questions, please leave me a comment or send me an email!

More Info on 100 Quilts for Kids Here

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  1. Posted July 25, 2013 at 12:17 am | Permalink

    Smart girl! I may have to use this technique next year for Hands2Help!!

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted July 31, 2013 at 2:49 am | Permalink

      You definitely should! I don’t know why I didn’t think of it earlier. Simplifies things for everyone.

  2. Posted July 25, 2013 at 12:26 am | Permalink

    I have nothing done yet but I am looking forward to linking up and also seeing what others have done!

  3. Posted July 30, 2013 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    Dumb question – but how, or what is an easy way to find out who is in need in our area?

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted July 31, 2013 at 2:49 am | Permalink

      Not a dumb question at all. I would suggest looking up a local foster care agency/group, a children’s hospital, maybe a local homeless shelter/domestic violence shelter. My city has an Office on Women which kind of coordinates these different groups. You could also check out a local branch of Project Linus, or send to one of the groups listed in this post: http://swimbikequilt.com/2013/07/100-quilts-for-kids-charity-quilt-drive-starts-today.html. I hope this helps!

  4. tanyiadeskins
    Posted August 9, 2013 at 2:00 am | Permalink

    Katie, if we do one now but finish more later, should we link up again, or just that one time covers everything?

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted August 9, 2013 at 8:46 am | Permalink

      Hi- I would link each quilt up separately–it will give people the opportunity to see each of the quilts and you will have a better chance of winning a prize (one entry for each linkup/quilt), but you can do it however is easiest to you.

  5. Posted October 1, 2013 at 12:12 am | Permalink

    I have 2 quilts to donate but only one link up. They are in the same post and it won’t let me link a separate photo using the same blog post link. Could I just do one link to my blog, a generic link so to speak for the second quilt?

  6. Jamie
    Posted October 1, 2013 at 2:23 am | Permalink

    Wow, looks like you met the goal, maybe 2x the goal! Awesome! I saw some beautiful quilts and left some comments for other donaters. Thanks for organizing this:)

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted October 1, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

      We missed you this weekend! I brought your fabric. ha ha ha.

  7. Posted October 1, 2013 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    So many wonderful quilts! Yay for generous and talented quilters…

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