Quilt Donation Centers
We all know the Craftsy community is full of generous, creative makers who not only adore the delight of making crafts but also giving them away to others in demand.
In case you have been wondering where to contribute quilts you have made for charity, look no further. We have rounded up a listing of charitable organizations which are very happy to get your handcrafted quilts to pass along to children and grownups who could utilize a present made with love.
NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS TAKING QUILTS
Project Linus is among the very well known charity groups for quilters. Quilters contribute handmade blankets to children in demand via local chapters. The group has given more than 6 million quilts since 1995!
Quilts from Caring Hands, located in Oregon, takes finished quilts for children in addition to cloth, blocks, accomplished quilt tops. The group attempts to serve at-risk youth and favors twin-size (60" x 80") and crib-size (40" x 50") quilts.
Quilts for Children seeks to give 30,000 quilts yearly to comfort kids who've been mistreated, kids with life-threatening illnesses and kids living in poverty. The group accepts new cloth, accomplished quilts and financial support for finishing handmade patchwork quilts.
Quilts of Valor, which formed in 2003, takes quilt tops and works with volunteer longarm quilters interested in serving their cause. In case you wish to support servicemen and servicewomen returning home from active duty, consider making a quilt in patriotic colors. Guidelines may be found on their site.
Quilted in Honor hosts quilt challenges and gathers contributions of finished quilts at any one of their 24 Operation Homefront field offices to the other side of the U.S. The group gives quilts away to military families in need and wounded warriors. (Quilts made for the Quilted In Honor plan may also be contributed to Quilts of Valor, so long as they fulfill the size as well as tagging requirements.)
MORE PLACES TO CONTRIBUTE QUILTS
The Quilt Giving, Inc., presents quilts that provide comfort to kids and grownups and works to raise public knowledge with a biennial public quilt display and demo service. Receivers contain children's hospitals and advocacy groups in addition to hurt veterans.
Quilts Beyond Borders was created in 2007 to reach out to under-served kids, largely orphans, across the whole world. The group has delivered more than 1,000 handcrafted quilts to Ethiopia and has additionally supplied quilts to folks in demand in Japan, Haiti, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, Cameroon, Burundi, Uganda, Russia, Thailand, and Mexico.
LOCAL PLACES TO CONTRIBUTE QUILTS
Along with these national organizations, we encourage you to look around locally for places to contribute your quilts. Below are some thoughts to get you started!
- Quilt guilds frequently support local charities by dispersing finished quilts to those in need.
- Hospitals regularly take handcrafted items which meet their gift conditions.
- Senior centers and nursing homes may take handcrafted quilts.
- Homeless shelters and family violence organizations frequently accumulate quilts for their residents.
- Orphanages, both locally and abroad, are a nice spot to contact.
- Churches associated with local ministries may understand where to contribute your quilts.
- Animal shelters occasionally take little quilts and blankets to comfort pets.
Keep in mind that making and contributing quilts is an enjoyable approach to engage your sewing community. Begin a local quilt drive or join forces with one of the organizations listed above, and get together with local quilters to discuss notions, sew quilt blocks and complete quilt tops together. Share your love of sewing with others around you, and you also will be surprised how complete your heart feels!