Sunday, May 1, 2011

Our First Meeting

The first meeting for the Kitsap Chapter of Quilts for Kids was a success!  We talked about possible organizations to which we may donate our quilts, drop-off points for finished quilts, future meetings, Sew-Ins and more!  For those of you on our volunteer e-mail list, expect a re-cap of the meeting soon!  If you aren't on our volunteer e-mail list and would like to be, shoot us an e-mail at:

KitsapQFK {at} gmail {dot} com.

We would like to say a huge Thank You to the Olalla Grange for hosting our meeting today, to Dawn Setter for helping to cut and package Quilt Kits and for Co-Hosting, and to our volunteers who took time out of their weekend to join us today!

The kids of Kitsap County will receive quilted hugs because of you!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Come One! Come All!

Our first meeting is scheduled!  Come join us to discuss the Quilts for Kids philosophy, our volunteer needs, networking and sewing groups!  This is an open meeting, so invite anyone you know who loves to quilt, network or socialize! 

We will have a Q&A, open discussions about processes, donation locations and fund raising as well as a meet-and-greet!

Coffee and refreshments will be provided. 

Sunday, May 1
Olalla Grange
7554 SE Fragaria Road  Port Orchard  98359

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Quilt Stories

The quilts given to kids in tough situations really make a difference, both to the recipient children and to the people supporting them.  To read some of the stories of real children who have been given quilts by Quilts for Kids or our sister organization, Downy's Touch of Comfort, follow the links below. 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mary Bridge Parnership

It's official!  Kitsap Quilts for Kids is partnering with Mary Bridge Children's Hospital!  

All our quilts will be donated to children in the inpatient unit or are receiving long-term, on-going treatments such as dialysis, chemotherapy and radiation, extreme physical therapy and more.  There are 40 beds in the inpatient unit alone, so we are in need of quilts for all ages (birth through 21) and genders!

Some of our quilts are also going to a division within Mary Bridge that prepares children for foster care.  This group fills care packages for hospitalized or treated kids about to be placed in foster homes, and our quilts will become part of those packages.

Once a quilt has been given to a child, it becomes theirs for life!  If you want to read how these quilts can affect a child in need or a family in need, visit the Quilts for Kids Official Website's Stories page.  Or our sister group Downy's Touch of Comfort program Every Quilt Has A Story page.

Remember that the children receiving our quilts are facing difficult times, so fill the quilts with love and care!  We're sending our local children quilted hugs!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

New Tab

Check out our new tab listing the things we need most right now!  Donations are 100% Tax-Deductable!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Our Fabric Inventory is Growing!

Through generous donations from Sue's Stitch in Time and Pink Chalk Fabrics, our fabric inventory is beginning to grow!  If any of of the fabrics below inspire you to make a quilt for Kitsap QFK, contact us, and we'll make sure you get a kit!  Our email is:

KitsapQFK {at} gmail {dot} com

Wade Butler's Sanctuary with African Savannah Scenes

 Luella Doss' Hot Flash Panel in White

A smattering of Certified 100% Organic Cotton Flannels:

Verna Mosquera's Savon Bouquet in Lemon and Grapefruit:

Monday, March 28, 2011

Quilts for Kids Has a New Chapter in Kitsap!

Quilts for Kids is now making and distributing quilts to the children of Kitsap and North Mason Counties!  We will be donating quilts to the Children's Inpatient Units of Harrison of Silverdale and Mary Bridge in Tacoma.

We are looking for volunteers in a variety of capacities: quilters, administrators, social networkers, marketers, fundraisers as well as those who are able to make donations in material or monetary forms.

Spread the word!  Make a quilt!  Tell the tale!

One stitch.  One quilt.  One child at a time.