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Thread: Operation Kid Comfort

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    For those who want to do something for our deployed military families I have learned about Operation Kid Comfort. The family of a deployed military person provides pictures of the child with parent which are transferred to fabric. The organization makes up kits, with everything needed for a comfort quilt including the pictures, to quilters who are willing to put the quilts together within 8 weeks. The quilts are given to each child as comfort while their parent is away. The only thing not provided is the batting. I should add that these are small quilts. I forget the exact size but about 30X40.
    Our local quilting group just got 15 kits from the Watertown, NY group. Each of us is doing one quilt. I just finished one for a 1 year old boy. I loved seeing the pictures of him and his dad together.
    This is somehow connected to the YMCA. Here is the link to the organization. If you don't have a local chapter, I believe they will mail the kits out.
    < http://www.asymca.org/what-we-do-3/n...n-kid-comfort/>

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    What a cool program. I wish this was up and running when my children were small. Their father went on 6 deployments.

    I signed up to get a kit.
    Thanks!

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    Coming from a Marine Corps family, that's an awesome thing to do :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    What a cool program. I wish this was up and running when my children were small. Their father went on 6 deployments.

    I signed up to get a kit.
    Thanks!
    I'm an "Army Brat" also. My dad was in for 22 years. I was born in an Army hospital and he retired just before I was married. He was deployed without us 3 times. We would have loved such a gift. I was so glad to be able to do this.

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    From a military mom that is a marvelous idea. I am going to make one for my GD for when my son goes back to Afghanistan. I will also look for local chapters in the area and see if they have anything going. Thanks for sharing this!

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    the link is giving an error message

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric_fancy
    thanks for fixing the link. The other one was copied from their page.

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    I just signed up also. Such a neat thing to do. and what a comfort for the kids.

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    I signed up for a kit.

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    This is so great! I've been doing Quilts for Kids from Downy but I'm going to do these as well.

    Thanks so much for the chance to help!

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    The members of the board are such great people. I'm proud to be a small part of this group.

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    Thanks for the link and the info. I just signed up, too!

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    I signed up, too. Thanks for letting us know of this great opportunity.

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    Just signed up too! Since they give you most of the supplies I can definitely afford this. My time I can give, money is iffy. Thanks for sharing!

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    I am doing one right now!!!! It's a great operation for the kids :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Thanks for the info!

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    I am going to let my quilt guild know about this worthwhile project as well as sign up to do some myself. I had heard of Quilts of Valor and planned to do one when the currently started projects are done. But this will be so easy since a lot of the prep work is done.

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    And the directions for the quilt are so easy. A local company did a service day and had a bunch of their employees working on it. Our group helped out.

    It was so cool. We put together about 30 kits minus the photo blocks. While the others were piecing, then towards the end of the day we did the quilting part, finished about 15 or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I go To The Sea To Breathe
    I just signed up also. Such a neat thing to do. and what a comfort for the kids.
    Me too. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

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    Former Navy wife with 10 years of deployments. I signed up to do some.

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    I got an e-mail today saying my materials are on the way. Can't wait to get started!

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    My pictures arrived yesterday, cannot wait to get started.

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    I received my pictures Monday. Such wonderful pictures, and the quilt is going together fast!

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    Thanks for the info. Sounds like a great program.

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