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    UPS was just here with a package from "Quilts for Kids" (downy.com). I am so excited. I think I heard about this in Quiltingboard! I got a package with the neatest fabric for a small child's quilt. The colors are absolutely something else. The backing is orange with red large polka dots, the border consists of two rows; the narrow one is angled in the colors of the rainbow and the other is a wide band with bugs - cute bugs. The blocks are made up of lime green tonal and bright orange tonal and yellow with big bugs, happy bugs. It is adorable. I can't wait to get started on it.

    I got to thinking - why don't we all take a few days off of what we are doing and make a quilt for these sick little children. I know I am and the directions said that it costs the same to send two quilts as it does to send one, so I am thinking - STASH!!!!! Make up another one with leftovers and send it along. It took about four days from the time I ordered it until I got it. They should make a sweet quilt to.

    Just a thought, but I think a pretty darn good one and while we are sewing it together we can thank God we have healthy children, we have our health or are at least in good enough shape that we can do what we love to do and wish these children a Merry Christmas and Happy and Healthy New Year. :D Edie

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    I received my kit also :D :D :D I will be making a quilt or two from my stash to send back with the original kit.. They surely do pick out nice bright prints to make these out of!!! It is going to be fun making these up :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    There is another thread going about this in General Chit Chat, too :wink:

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    I ordered mine and told them I'd send a second one from my stash - I plan on quilting every Monday morning from 9 - 12 for children - I will do the Downy ones and then most likely the rest will go to our area CareNet - Crisis Pregnancy Center - I figure if I spend 3 hours a week I'll be able to do one or two a month...

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/27514.page

    there has been many of us getting our pkgs in the mail, check out the link above.

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    I have my quilt kit from them and the fabrics are sooooo cute. I can't wait to start. I am making one from my stash too.

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    My two are half done. This seems to be a great cause.

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    What a wonderful thing to be doing. I wish you all well in making your quilts for sick kids. It may be, for some, the nicest thing ever done for them. Go well.

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    I got my kit today while I was at work. Sooooooo cute and bright. I plan to make one from my stash too. Working on one for Church now....I make baby quilts for all new babies at our church and need this one by this Sunday, so will start on Downy quilt for kids next week. Can't wait to get started.

    I agree it is really a great cause. I have done several for the local Arkansas Childrens Hospital (we make preemie quilts for them) and send them thru our local quilt guild. Plan on telling all the ladies at next quilt guild meeting about this web site and see if some of them want to make some too.

    Thanks for who ever started this on quilting board.

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    Sent for mine today!! Can't wait to get it!

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    I just went to that web site and signed up for a kit. What a great idea!

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    Awe man...I just got mine, and its Fire Dept themed!! So cute because my dh is on the local fire department, and ds' room is ALL fire trucks!!! Even his bed is a fire truck!! Its going to be hard to part with this when its done, Ill have to keep a copy of the pattern and get it all to make ds a new one!!

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    I got my quilt for kids kit yesterday it is so cute has little fish in it . Just finished it. Called to see if i could get somemore she said to put a note in with the one you are sending back and they will send more.

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    I just finished a quilt for kids from the same fabric you received. Also am finishing another from my own fabrics. I also let my three sisters in on the Quilt for Kids project and they have all received their packets. They have passed the site along to their quilting friends.

    We all enjoy during something for kids especially when it comes to making something.

    Have fun with yours

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    I too have joined the team of quilters making qults for kids! I smile while I am working on the cute fabric they send in the kits as well as working on a 2nd from my own stash!

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    :mrgreen: I will be doing mine for the area NICU.I had a daughter that passed away in our local NICU and I had a beautiful blanket to keep that she was wrapped in.It was not a quilt but a blanket.I love it just as if it were a quilt made with love from a quilter.I hope more people will help with this cause. :mrgreen: blessings,quilt-n-frenz(Vickie)

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    I received my kit about 2 days after I ordered it on line.
    Finished it yesterday.....so cute. Such bright colors.
    I'm inspired!!!! Spent two days at Joanne's!
    Will also send more quilts.
    It does "feel good" to do something nice for the kids!

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    Received my quilt kit on Wednesday. I have already pieced it together. Will be sandwiching and quilting in a few days. Should be able to send the quilt back on Friday. The kit I received has a dog theme. Will post picture before sending off.

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    Sent for my kit on Friday. Can't wait to receive mine so I can get started. :P

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    I tried to go on the website to sign up and it won't let me complete the request. It tells me that I am not authorized to perform this action and directs me back to to application form. Wonder what is wrong? Surely the promotion is not over.

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    May be a glitch over there, try again tomorrow!

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    Thank you all for sharing by making these quilts.
    I received mine and was very pleased with the ballerina theme. It took only about 90 minutes to sew the top together. I could have completed it quicker, but I wanted to enjoy my time spent toward making a little, probably ill, child happy for a bit.
    My grandson was hospitalized for a month after his birth. Of course I spent the entire month at the hospital. When I was not allowed to sit with him, I 'cuddled' other ill children. They were all presented with a quilt and I was amazed at how much they meant to the families. A special gift sent with love....and by loving strangers. How special.
    We wished we could have personally thanked the person who made our little Isiah's quilt.
    I never forgot how much this personal touch meant to us. Two years later I started quilting with a local group and we make one quilt a month for a 'giveaway.'
    Sometimes they are to hospitals, local shelters, veterans, and we were able to give a quilt to every family member who lost their home in a fire.
    Keep up the good work.
    Thanks all of you, it is a joy to receive them and a joy to make them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERhausfrau
    UPS was just here with a package from "Quilts for Kids" (downy.com). I am so excited. I think I heard about this in Quiltingboard! I got a package with the neatest fabric for a small child's quilt. The colors are absolutely something else. The backing is orange with red large polka dots, the border consists of two rows; the narrow one is angled in the colors of the rainbow and the other is a wide band with bugs - cute bugs. The blocks are made up of lime green tonal and bright orange tonal and yellow with big bugs, happy bugs. It is adorable. I can't wait to get started on it.

    I got to thinking - why don't we all take a few days off of what we are doing and make a quilt for these sick little children. I know I am and the directions said that it costs the same to send two quilts as it does to send one, so I am thinking - STASH!!!!! Make up another one with leftovers and send it along. It took about four days from the time I ordered it until I got it. They should make a sweet quilt to.

    Just a thought, but I think a pretty darn good one and while we are sewing it together we can thank God we have healthy children, we have our health or are at least in good enough shape that we can do what we love to do and wish these children a Merry Christmas and Happy and Healthy New Year. :D Edie

    Edie: Great idea. I just got the same exact fabric that you described and am starting my first little quilt today. Can't wait to see how it turns out and I, too, will be making some extra kits to hand out to my quilty friends to make more for the Quilts for Kids program.


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    Still can't get it to take my information. I sent an email to the email addy listed in hopes that I will get a reply.

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    try calling 215-295-5484 that is Quilts for kids I am sure she will be glad to help you

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    i just ordered my kit today i cannot wait till i get it!!!!

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