100 Quilts for Kids

Katie from Swim, Bike, Quilt  is a wonderful quilter who donates a large portion of her talents and time to making charity quilts. 
Katie and other quilters around the world support many of the charities providing joy and comfort in the form of quilts –  Margaret’s Hope ChestBumble Beans Basics,do.Good StitchesProject Linus, the work done by Sarah and her Quilt Ministry, andSiblings Together, women’s shelters, hospitals, disaster relief, Childhood Kidney Support Group, just to mention a few.
The idea is simple: 
Make a quilt or 2. Donate it to a child in need, locally if you can.
Enjoy a blog hop that runs from July 2-September 25, 2012, complete with inspiration and mini prizes. 
Join in on a 100 Quilts for Kids Quilt Along (Kick-off post on July 15 at Swim, Bike, Quilt)
Have a chance to win great prizes from sponsors, including ModaFat Quarter ShopWestwood AcresRowan Free Spirit, and Ty Pennington Impressions, among others that will shortly be announced.
Spread the word to family and friends!
Smile, knowing you used your skills for good. 
Visit these sites for more information and see all the wonderful quilts being made and donated.
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and the list of blog hop participants here:
July 2: Lynne @ Lily’s Quilts
July 16: Lee @ Freshly Pieced
July 23: Katy @ Monkey Do
Erin @ Sewing Summit
July 30: Dana @ Old Red Barn Co
Heather @ Olive & Ollie
August 6: Jessica @ Twin Fibers
Holly @ Bijou Lovely
August 13: Leigh @ Leedle Deedle Quilts
Heather  Megan @ Quiltstory 

August 20: Melissa @ Happy Quilting 
August 27: Jeni @ > In Color Order
Miranda @ One Little Minute
September 3: Ellen @ The Long Thread 
Faith @ Fresh Lemons Quilts
September 10: Elizabeth @ Oh , Frannson!
Anne Marie @ Gen X Quilters
September 17 Cheryl @ Dining Room Empire
Jane @ Quilt Jane
September 24: Angela @ Moda Home Mom
September 25: Sara @ Sew Sweetness

Here are some ideas for easy children’s quilts.

The charm and circle quilt. Made with 6″ finished solid squares and 5″ circles, fussy cut and stitched on to every alternative square. This would make a great eye spy quilt using animals / shapes / bright colours (probably not the flirty girls for children but it was the only example I had)

The lollipop quilt. 5″ charms, with appliqué lollipops. Pattern found here.

Charms on point with appliqué stars

Charms with sashing.

Staggered Charms.

Scrappy String Quilts – Pastels (pattern found here)

or colourful

Panels are fun too and all you need is a border and some fancy quilting and voila.

So get together with a group of quilting friends and make a fun day of making some quilts for a child in need. Your gift will be well loved and cherished.


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