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Thread: quilts for kids

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    Junior Member judyjo's Avatar
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    I see many of you talking about Quilts for Kids. I think you send away for the kits and then after the quilts are made you send them back. I'm sure the link for this site has been posted before but I ignored it. Would someone please post it again or else pm me the information.

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    I've been meaning to request a kit. Just went to the site and did it.

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    Thanks

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    The kits are free and you can get as many as you want to do.

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    Thank you for asking this question...again. This time I checked out the site and have put the patterns in my favorites. Right now I'm doing some tops for Russian orphanage quilts that a church nearby finishes. There is a calmness that comes over me when I think about the children who are cold and will be warmed by all of us working together.
    Thank you, Judyjo, for helping kids, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    How much are the kits?
    The kits are free, they are shipped free to you. You have to provide the batting and the return shipping. They ask if you can make a quilt out of your stash to send back along with the kit quilt...If you can't that is ok, too :wink:

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    Quilt divas have been making small 40"X40" quilts for children staying with their families at Ronald McDonald House Cincinnati since last November. One is given with their welcome bag when entering RMHC for medical procedures at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. So far, house moms, quilt volunteers and local quilt guilds have made 450 quilts. We provide the kit & pattern for you to finish in your home or with other quilters. JOIN US the first Thursday monthly 10am-2pm at RMHC, 350 Erkenbrecher in uptown Cincinnati when we meet to sew and teach the moms how to make a small quilt for others. Quilt Program Founder/Instructor...Nora

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    I am new to quilting but this is the whole reason I wanted to start. My son was in the hospital when he was 5 months old and had to have surgery was there about 3 weeks and recieved two quilts and it meant so much! I wanted to learn to quilt so that I can give back a little. So just to let you know to all the ladies who do this it is much appreciated!

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    Awww Nora, that is so awesome of your group to do this for all of the children!!! I wish that I lived closer...I would love to participate with all of you :D :D :D (((HUGS)))


    samroberts01, I have spent time in many infants ICU's and have known first hand how much these little quilts mean to the children, parents and staff... the older kids really love recieving quilts, not only does it make them feel special, but it helps to brighten their spirits and their rooms... My grands quilts are put away now...a very cherished gift in all of our eyes...as well as all of the others.... :D :D :D

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    We have quilters across the nation that I encourage to start a similar quilt program for a hospital or Ronald McDonald House near them. Our simple pattern that we use to teach the moms is 64 5 1/2 squares - 8 down, 8 across of bright, cheerful cottons. Very cherished by the children and something that is theirs to take home with them!!! Mail yours to RMH, 350 Erkenbrecher Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229, Attn Lisa Davis if you choose to make one. Thanks for caring!!!

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    I RECEIVED FOUR QUILT KITS FROM QUILT FOR KIDS ON WEDNESDAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING...I HAVE 2 ALMOST DONE WITH THE HELP FROM MY SIS INLAW. I WENT TO QUILTFORKIDS.COM/DOWNY AND TOLD THEM HOW MANY I WANTED SENT AND I RECEIVED THEM IN A WEEK. THIS IS MY FIRST QUILTING PROJECT, I TOO AM JUST GETTING INTO THIS AND I LOVE IT. MY SIS IN LAW KNEW HOW TO DO SOME BECAUSE SHE HAD ALREADY MADE ONE, SO SHE WAS A BIG HELP. WHEN I FINSIH THESE I AM GOING TO SEND FOR MORE. IT GIVES YOU A GREAT FEELINMG KNOWING YOU ARE MAKING SOMETHING THAT IS GOING TO BE PUT TO GOOD USE AND ITS FOR CHILDREN.
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    Please don't forget your local groups that make and provide quilts for kids such as Project Linus. There are 378 local chapters so chances are good that there is one near you. We provide new handmade quilts for kids of all ages who are ill or in crisis - including facilities like Ronald McDonald house, hospitals, homeless shelters , care facilities for troubled kids just to name a few locations. Without our volunteers, we could not provide as much love and comfort as we do with over 3011944 blankets given away so far. Go to www.projectlinus.org to find a local chapter.
    As a bonus, most chapters hold "Blanket Days" so you can get together with other sewers and quilters for a few hours or a day of fun and fellowship.

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    Does anyone have a suggestion for shipping the quilts back..
    What shipping method do you use and also what does it cost???

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    Join other quilt divas in making and mailing a small quilt for a child staying with their family at Ronald McDonald House Cincinnati. Each child receives one as part of their welcome bag upon arrival at their temporary home while receiving medical treatments at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Make your own small 40X40 quilt from your cotton stash of colorful fabrics and mail to Ronald McDonald House Cincinnati, 350 Erkenbrecher, Cincinnati, OH 45229 to my attention. Thanks Nora Kelly, Volunteer Quilt Founder

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    Thank you - I just signed up too! I had no idea about this site.

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    I am working on my first 2 Downy Quilt for Kids (one from kit, one from stash). Thanks for bringing this to everyone's attention.

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