|Are you ready to bind these Mary Pat?|
My friend Mary Pat and I have been working on charity quilts for hospitalized children together for about a year now. Mary Pat pieces and binds the quilts and I do the quilting. Quilts for Kids was the starting point, but since there's a children's hospital in our area, it is working out well for Mary Pat to take the quilts directly to our local hospital. If you're interested in finding a way to use your quilting skills to help others, be sure to check out Quilts For Kids to see the wonderful work that this organization is doing through quilting. Maybe it is something you would like to become involved in to give comfort to children in need.
|Dragonfly and swirl quilting to add some more fun to this quilt.|
|Words add another element for an older child or teen.|
Mary Pat always chooses a variety of great fabrics for these projects. The last batch that I quilted were mostly Easter prints and themes. This one included a Florida Gator quilt, two blue star themed quilts, a lively green and red quilt, and a more muted red and yellow quilt best suited for an older child or teen. The last one is on the frame ready for me to start after I'm done with this post! The quilting that I do on these usually involves both words and fun shapes related to the fabric that Mary Pat has chosen, to appeal to both older and younger children and teens too. Quilting for children in need of comfort brings joy to my heart.
|I'm ready to get started on some pillowcases!|
Please leave a comment and let me know what quilting projects you have done for those in need in the past or those that you are involved in now. Create your own post letting other quilters know about how they can become involved in a charity quilting project. Spread the word about different ways quilting can bring comfort to others!