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Quilt Donations Needed for Midwest Tornado Victims

Posted by on Nov 23, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

I know a lot of us have been wondering what we can do to get a warm quilt into the hands of those who have been affected by the Nov. 17th tornados in the Midwest, and now Quilts of Compassion, a non-profit based in Toledo, OH, has announced that they will be collecting and distributing donated quilts to those throughout the Midwest who have been directly impacted.

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Donation Quilts Needed for Colorado Flood Victims

Posted by on Sep 28, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

If you’ve been wondering how to donate a quilt to help and comfort those affected by the recent flooding in Colorado, you’ll be glad to know that the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum has announced that it will be accepting and distributing quilts for the flood victims beginning immediately and continuing until April 30, 2014.

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Follow-Up on Donation Quilts for West, TX and Moore, OK

Posted by on Sep 22, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

When the fertilizer plant in West, Texas exploded on April 17, 2013, injuring 160, killing at least 15, and destroying or damaging more than 150 buildings, quilter and author Judy Laquidara sent word through her Patchwork Times blog  that she would be willing to accept any donation quilts for the victims of this tragedy and see that they were delivered to those who needed them.

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“Quilts for Boston” Update from Modern Quilt Guild

Posted by on Jul 21, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

The Modern Quilt Guild has posted an interesting article on their website detailing the progress the Boston Modern Quilt Guild is making on “Quilts for Boston,” their quilt-making in support of the Boston Marathon bombing victims.

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Charity Sewing: The 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge

Posted by on May 27, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

Quilters tend to be generous people: generous with our time, generous with our skills, and generous with our fabric stashes.  American Patchwork & Quilting’s One Million Pillowcase Challenge offers a quick and easy way for us to touch the life or lift the spirits of someone in need in our own community.

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Quilts Sought for Oklahoma Tornado Relief

Posted by on May 27, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

The Oklahoma City Modern Quilt Guild has announced that they are now collecting donations of completed quilts for distribution to those affected by the recent devastating tornado in Moore, OK, in a relief effort called “Moore Love.”

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Quilt Blocks Collected for Boston Bomb Victims

Posted by on May 5, 2013 | 2 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

The Boston Modern Quilt Guild is reaching out to the quilting community for donations of quilt blocks which the guild will then make into comfort quilts for those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. 

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Donation Quilts Needed for West, Texas

Posted by on May 5, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

Quilter and author Judy Laquidara is coordinating the collection and distribution of quilts for the victims of the recent fertilizer plant fire and explosion in West, Texas.

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AAQI Sprint to the Finish

Posted by on Feb 24, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

If you’ve been thinking that you really should make a quilt (or make another quilt) to donate to the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative you might need to get started on it, as time is running out.

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A Tax Deduction for Charity Quilting

Posted by on Jan 27, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

Quilters are generous people.  We give our time and quilting talents not only to friends and family but to total strangers who need the warmth of a quilty hug in times of need.

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Quilts for Hurricane Sandy Survivors

Posted by on Dec 9, 2012 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

Since the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy, many quilters have been looking for ways to help.  This normal urge to give quilts to comfort and warm the survivors grows more urgent as the winter weather grows colder.

There are several groups collecting and donating quilts to the survivors of this storm.  Here are several that I’ve been able to find.

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Quilts of Valor

Posted by on Nov 10, 2012 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

Quilts of Valor is a national effort to award quilts to our wounded and returning soldiers as a token of gratitude and appreciation for their service and sacrifice.

The idea originated in 2003 with Catherine Roberts, when her son Nathan was deployed in Iraq. So far, almost 70,000 Quilts of Valor have been made to honor and comfort returning veterans.

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Charity Quilting: The Heartstrings Quilt Project

Posted by on Oct 2, 2012 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

If like most quilters you have overflowing scrap bins and the vague idea you should do something useful with them, but may not have the time or desire to make a whole charity quilt yourself, the Heartstrings Quilt Project may be perfect for you.  I’ve been a member for years.

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