Kids fabric giveaway — Especially for charity quilters!

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[Please note this contest has ended.]

This week’s Best Quilts for Kids fabric giveaway is a little different from the ones we’ve been doing here on our blog all summer. Over the past few weeks we’ve heard from so many of you who have special kids in your lives or already-loved babies-on-the-way. But we’ve also heard from a good number of folks who make kids quilts for charities and outreach programs: kids who are receiving treatment for cancer; kids in domestic abuse or homeless shelters; babies born to young, single mothers; infants in neonatal care units who may never make it home… We’ve been touched by how many of you pour your hearts into creating quilts for kids you may never meet, just so that they know people out there care about them.

And now we want in on the action. So we’ve saved a variety of bundles just for this week’s giveaway. Up for grabs are four soft book panels from the QT Library; four flannel Baby Burpin’ Cloths as seen on page 40 of Best Quilts for Kids; a fat-eighth bundle from Connecting Threads’ My Little Farm collection; a fat-quarter bundle of the pink colorway of Scrappy & Happy Baby from Northcott; and a half-yard bundle of prints from the blue colorway of Child’s Play with Kate & Nate from Northcott.

We will divide the bundles between two winners, and one winner will also receive a copy of 45 Quilt Blocks: Animals by Trice Boerens from Lark Crafts.

If you’d like a chance to win a prize bundle, leave us a comment before 11:59 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time on Friday, August 5 describing the organization you make quilts for and the community it serves. We will pick two comments at random, and the winners will receive fabric bundles and copies of Best Quilts for Kids. In exchange, the winners promise to send us photos of the quilts made with their winnings and an update about where the quilts went — we want to share the warm-fuzzies, too! (And folks, we’re working on the honor system here, so please only enter the drawing if you know the fabric will be used for charity quilts. Thank you!)

Comments left after 5:00 p.m. will be approved the next business day, so don’t worry if your comment doesn’t show up right away. If you’ve won something from us in the past 3 months, you’re not eligible for this prize.

Good luck! Don’t forget, Best Quilts for Kids is on-sale at newsstands, quilt shops, bookstores, large craft/fabric stores and onlineAs always, the best way to learn about giveaways and contests is to follow us on Facebook.

UPDATE: We have winners! First of all, let us reiterate how touched we were by all your comments. You all are doing some great work out there and we’re happy to be able to support you in your efforts.

Because of your overwhelming generosity, we dug a little deeper into our sewing room and came up with some more fabric we think might work for charity quilts. As a result, this morning we drew three numbers, not just two, and will split up the fabric between the three. Those three are: #83, Diane Fields; #94, Pat; and #104, Raine Lampert. Congrats! Please contact us at with your mailing addresses so that we can ship your prize packages to you. We can’t wait to see photos of whatever you make (we understand it might take a little while to see the results, but we’re patient).

Again, thank you to all who participated!

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145 Responses to Kids fabric giveaway — Especially for charity quilters!

  1. Lyanna L says:

    That’s such a great giveaway. I currently make quilts for project linus and my local NICU.

    Thanks so much for the chance to win

  2. Charleen says:

    Wow, what alot of great quilts we could make with these in our guild. Hope you pick me!! Thanks for the opportunity to try to win.

  3. Angie Feldt says:

    I make baby quilts for our annual church bazaar and also for the Knights of Columbus Baby Shower that benefits the Mary Elizabeth Maternity Home in Hays, KS.

  4. Marilyn says:

    My quilt guild makes and supplies each of our county deputy cars with a lap sized quilt to be used in ANY situation where a child is involved. It can be an auto accident or domestic situations….anything that officer feels the need to give that child something to hold on to, even if just for moral support. We have 32 county police cars and in the 3 years or so doing this, have had to replace 15 or so. We each make a lap quilt on our birth month and they go into the collection for rotation out as needed. It’s been a VERY worthwhile cause in our hometown.

  5. diane says:

    I make quilts that are donated to a couple of homes for unwed mothers and also make pillowcases that are given to critically and terminally ill children at Children’s Hospital of Detroit. Thank you for the opportunity to enter this give-away. If I am lucky enough to win, this material will certainly be put to good use.

  6. Marcia Newton says:

    I am doing my first charity quilt with another FB friend for Relay for Life. We will be raffling of the quilt as a fundraiser for Relay For Life next June in our area. How nice it would be to do a child’s quilt also too!

  7. Dorothy Weibel says:

    Our quilting group make quilts for Hospice and a Baby Center in Hyannis, Ma. They are very much appreciated by all who receive them!

  8. Amy says:

    I have just started to make baby quilts for the local project linus in Iowa. I have 4 quilts under my belt and alot more to go. This prize bundle would certainly help me on my way.

  9. jill redding says:

    I belong to Springfield Quilters Unlimited in Northern Va and we make Quilts for Walter Reed wounded soldiers and for the NICU unit at our local hospital. A member from our guild who is a nurse at the hospital collects them and delivers them.
    thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Pam Mamon says:

    Would love to use this when I make Quilts for Kids!

  11. Kate Blacklock says:

    We make snuggle quilts and give them to fire departments, EMT services, police, and emergency transport services in the Littleton, Colorado area. As these agencies respond to cases involving children in trauma; accident, health crisis, family crisis, etc., the quilts are given out to comfort the child and for the child to keep as their very own. Any material won will be put to very good use for children in need.

  12. Dana Kittrell says:

    My mother and I make quilts for the Childrens Shelter here in Northwest Arkansas. The Shelter provides for children ages 0-12. Most of the time all they have upon arrival is what the are wearing. A quilt to cuddle can be such a comfort and its theirs to keep.

  13. Deb Heath says:

    I am blessed to be a part of the Northeast IN Project Linus chapter. We have provided over 21,00o blankets to children with physical and emotional needs in the last 6 years! These blankets are distributed to hospitals, social workers, and police departments, just to name a few! Awesome contest you are offering!!

  14. Kellie says:

    I do quilts for QOV and Project Linus. I am also doing pillowcases for the foster kids challenge.

  15. Dusty says:

    Firehouse Quilts is a non-profit group of volunteers that makes and donates snuggle quilts to Colorado fire departments, Action Care Ambulance, Denver Health Medical Center, victim advocate offices & twin/full sized quilts to Douglas County Women’s Crisis Center to be given to children & their mothers in time of crisis.

    We donate an average of 1,000 quilts, fleece blankies, receiving blankets, etc each year. 100% cotton fabric is supplied to our very active volunteers to make bright, cheery quilts for kids in crisis.

    We’re located south of Denver CO in the Littleton/Highlands Ranch area.

    Watch for quilt show info for 2012 in the next month or so; it’s our major fund raiser and we welcome all quilters to enter quilts in our shows. 2012 will present our very first ‘theme’ for the show-Colorado! 2012 Added Special Exhibit Category: Colorado Theme Start creating your special Colorado quilt now to enter in our next show in July 2012.

  16. Patti Hacker says:

    I sure would LOVE to win this! I make quilts for project Linus. Thanks

  17. Kathy Gibson Christensen says:

    I make quilts for Project Linus and have also made comfort tubes for preemies in NCIU.

  18. Monica Cauley says:

    We make prayer quilts for sick indivuals in our church and community. Children and adults. Southside Baptist Church

  19. Kathleen Ely says:

    I just pieced a quilt for Project Linus and I could sure use this material to do the backing — and more quilts. I have also worked on blocks for Quilts of Valor, and donated to various fundraisers.

  20. Deborah says:

    I make quilts and give them to Bags of Love, a local program that provides a bag filled with items a child may need when taken from a home. These bags mean the world to these children especially as it may be the only thing that is completely theirs for quite some time. This fabric would be much appreciated!

  21. Ann says:

    Our guild does quilts for CVAN, our local domestic violence assistance center. Each child who comes into CVAN gets a quilt. Fabric to make extra quilts would be put to good use and help even more children.

  22. Dee says:

    I’d love to be able to make quilts to give to my mother-in-laws half-way house. She currently has a half-way house for women and children and this would be so awesome to win so I can make the kids something special while going thru recovery with their mothers. Thank-you for the chance to win.

  23. Kim Schau says:

    Project Somos is establishing a village for abandoned and orphaned children in Guatemala. The village will have 7 homes maintained by 7 foster mothers and 49 children. Project Somos is hoping to have the homes ready by the end of this year and wants to have a homemade quilt on each bed for each child. I would love to have some of this fabric to make quilts for this project. So far, I have 3 quilts done and would love to make more. Please consider this project for your draw. This is their website:


  24. Vickie Streich says:

    We make baby quilts/afghans for babies being baptized at our church. We also send student bags/health kits to Lutheran World Relief.

  25. Suzi Maner says:

    Our church is trying to organize a prayer quilt group and would welcome this great give to help us jump start our new endeavor. Bless you for having this giveaway and giving each of us the opportunity to win!

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  27. Pam Reynolds says:

    I work at Rose State College in Midwest City, OK and our quilt class makes Charity Quilts for Infant Crisis Center and other Charities in the area. We would love to win the fabric and book for ideas. We have two classes with about 30 senior students that help to make the quilts. I have my fingers crossed!

  28. I make quilts for Project Linus. I live in El Paso the poorest county in the state of Texas. Like so many other places we have lost most of our funding. Our need is greater than what we can produce. All the blankets stay in El Paso. We try to supply the NICU’s and PICU’s at the hospitals, including the county hopsital, 1 police station, the Rainbow Room (state orphanage for older kids), the crisis center, and we try to do special requests.
    Making quilts for kids is my heart. I’ve been quilting for 3 years.
    It would be great to win; the material and books would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you!

  29. Karen says:

    I am the coordinator for the East Central Iowa Chapter of Project Linus. We make quilts and blankets for kids in hospitals, domestic violence shelters, homeless and funeral homes across 3 counties. Any donations we get is so much appreciate, especially when we know it will help a child feel safe and secure! Thank You!

  30. Janet Hashley says:

    I make blankets and quilts for a group called Newborns in Need. The blankets go to both hospitals and organizations that help women who are unable to purchase a blanket for their new baby. Nice to think it helps keep babies warm.

  31. I make quilts for Operation Kid Comfort. It is a program through ASYMCA that makes quilts a pillows for the children of deployed military members. Each quilt and pillow has pictures of the child with the service member and family. We rely on donations for fabrics as well as volunteers to make the quilts. I am not only a quilter, but a military spouse. My husband is currently deployed to Iraq.

  32. Becky Sparks says:

    I am making kids quilts for Doernbeckers childrens hospital in Portland OR…..they can all use an extra”hug”…….

  33. Diane Fields says:

    I make baby quilts for Hills ‘n Hollers Ministry in Appalachia, Kentucky. These baby quilts go to middle school and high school girls who are pregnant. Since June, I’ve made 11, and have several more ready to cut and quilt.

  34. Lisa Fuller says:

    I make quilts regularly for Downey’s Quilts for Kids. This past year I also began making quilts for several local charities through my quilt guild, including a women’s shelter, local army hospital and a children’s hospital. I so enjoy doing it. I love knowing what I make is comforting someone somewhere.

  35. SoCal Debbie says:

    I am a member of WOCS – World of Charity Stitching. Our members cross stitch squares and then they are sewn together into a quilt by other sewing members of the group. They are donated to Favor House, a domestic abuse shelter in Florida. The group also makes quilts, tote bags, walker bags, wheelchair bags, and other items for a nursing home.

  36. Barbara Russell says:

    I attend classes at Rose State College in Midwest City, OK (“Quilts and More”). We make quilts for Infant Crisis Center in Oklahoma and other charities in our area. We could certainly use extra fabric to make quilts and other projects for these charities.
    Our class would be so greatful if we were to win a fabric bundle. Hope our rabbit’s feet are working!!

  37. LeAnn says:

    I sew for Threads of Love in Illinois. Our Home Extension Unit also collects quilts and afagans for House of Hope (domestic violence). There are many quilters in both groups that would put the material to good use.

  38. Fran Garrett says:

    Thank you for this opportunity. I am a member of Starlight Quilter’s Guild in Mission, KS and our members donate about 300 quilts a year to Project Linus. I have also made quilts for children at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. They cover a child going to surgery with a quilt and when they wake up the quilt is there and they get to take it home.

  39. Erin Fowler says:

    I am an adoptive mother of 5 and for the last year and a half have made over 30 quilts for a Children’s charity near and dear to my family and heart. I give them to the Calgary Police Service and Alberta Children’s Services for children who are emergency removals from their bio homes and taken into foster care. Most times when these children are removed they are not able to bring anyhting with them. So these blankets are kept in police officers crusers and given to these kids. Four of our kids but one came home with one of these quilts made by other quilters in the area. So wanting to give back I decided to help out this cherity. Thank you for the oportunity to win such a wonderful prize!

  40. Monique says:

    what a wonderful idea. i love making things for many of my low income students.

  41. Peggy says:

    My group, World of Charity Stitching, makes lap quilts for children for the Ronald McDonald House and for a domestic violence shelter called Favor House, in Pensacola, FL. We also make tote bags and fill them will goodies for the holidays.

  42. Beth Dalton says:

    I have made quilts for various charities over the past couple of years including our local childrens’ shelter and a local residential facility for the mentally handicapped. The next group I’d like to help is the Carolina Pregnancy Center. They have an onsite store that clients can “purchase” goodies for their upcoming arrivals by using “Mommy Money” earned by taking parenting classes, continuing their education (high school), staying under a physician’s care, and other tasks to try to better their lives. This is an incentive for many to do the right thing for themselves and their babies.

  43. Our sewing group makes 12″ quilted block pillows for a community hospital pediatric emergency and inpatient department; for another area hospital’s PICU; and just added making pillows with puzzle piece fabric for a third hospital’s autism unit! We make approximately 100 quilt pieced pillows each month from donations!

  44. Pat says:

    We do baby showers for military moms here in California–most are from Camp Pendleton—throughout the year, I make baby quilts AND burp cloths so that at least each mom gets a new blanket and several burp cloths. Am also working on swaddling wraps so we’ll have some for the next shower. These brave young women are so grateful for everything they are given. Sure hope you pick our group to receive the bundles.

  45. Rachel Duke says:

    All these are good causes, but I too stitch for World of Charity Stitching which makes quilts for children and gives them to a women’s shelter and a Ronald McDonald House. We would put this fabric gift to good use.

  46. Kim Cline says:

    i currently make quilts and school bags for low income children who are starting pre k and kindergarten so they have something special to take to school, during the scary time.

  47. Barbara McMichael says:

    I make quilts for Downys Quilts For Kids…I love making quilts that go to the kids…

  48. Sandy Voss says:

    When I moved to the Florida Panhandle, the first thing I did was join the local guild. I wanted to be involved in charity projects, but I soon found that they didn’t do this. So, I put an ad in the local paper asking for other charitable minded people to call me….those with an ego bigger than their heart need not respond!! We met the next week with over 20 in attendance!! Soon after we decided to “adopt” the HOPE SCHOOL in Marianna, FL. This school for the mentally disabled and developmentally challenged and has approx. 125 students from 2 to 21 years old. They have their own Special Olympic Teams and Cheerleaders!! I was amazed at the attitudes and love shared between teacher and student. Our newly formed group, The Panhandle Creative Crafters in Blountstown, FL, took them 2 dozen bibs and a dozen nap-time quilts on our first visit earlier this year. Since then, we have visited again to provide “special” things for certain students. Our generosity is appreciated by so many people and families and we can see the results of our efforts every day in our own community.
    I know this is long, but I hope everyone reads it and looks for a Hope School in their area to support. Thanks for this opportunity to “earn” supplies for all needy causes and kids.

  49. Kay Jones says:

    I make quilts for abused children and my latest one went to Linus Project. Also I gave a great puppy quilt for our Food Bank raffle to be held later this year. I prefer making and donating quilts to local charities to benefit the community. Next project is making a stack of Quillows for our Fire Fighters.

  50. Lois McCoy says:

    As a part of my local quilt guild, I make charity quilts for three groups: babies in NICU in two local hospitals, children (all ages) at SAFEchild, and even lap quilts for local nursing homes. Our guild makes over 600 charity quilts each year; I have enjoyed being a part of this effort ever since joining the guild about 10 years ago.

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