Inside: Donate your quilts to charities!
What do you do when you’ve given quilts to all your family, friends and loved ones, but you still want to sew? You donate them to a great cause!
I’ve compiled a list of charities that do wonderful things for wonderful people through quilts.
A charity I have been associated with for a few years is Quilts of Valor. This charity provides quilts to our service men and women, who have been touched by war. Returning veterans, especially the wounded, receive a quilt. QOV matches “toppers” with “long-armers,” then reports where the quilt was given. I’ve been doing the long-arm work for several of these, and it is very gratifying!
Another great charity is Quilts for Kids. This charity provides quilts to children with life-threatening illnesses and children of abuse. There are many inspirational stories on their site, and it is fun to think of blessing a child’s life.
A cause close to my heart is Alzheimer’s disease. My father and my father-in-law both suffered from this before they passed away. The Alzheimers Study Quilt Project provide newly0made quilts to participants enrolled in clinical trials taking place throughout the United States.
Wrap Them in Love provides quilts to children around the world.
Here is a list of some of the other quilting charities:
Project Linus provides quilts to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need.
Binky Patrol provides quilts to children in local shelters, hospitals, emergency foster care and other agencies.
Forever Warm provides blankets to parents of stillborn children that they can wrap their children in for pictures and/or burial. Parents can also keep the blanket to remember their child.
Tiny Angels provide blankets for premature babies.
Prayers & Squares provides hand-tied quilts. As each knot is tied a prayer is offered for a person in need, then the finished quilt goes to that person.
Victoria’s Quilts provide handmade quilts to a specific cancer patient or treatment facility.
This is just scratching the surface of what quilting organizations are doing great things for people in need! Check out these sites for more options:
Keep on making those beautiful quilts, and donate them to your favorite cause!