Saturday, December 15, 2012

December Workshop

We had a great workshop today and welcomed two beginner quilters - 12 year old twins! We also had three of our regular preteen quilters working on their quilts plus Ellen and Tamie sewed labels and put kits together. A young man delivered four quilts from Rebecca and Carla dropped off 25 quilts from the Annapolis Quilt Guild. We hope to make a couple deliveries in January to the Anne Arundel Medical Center Pediatrics and NICU as well as to a local women's safe house. Next workshop is January 19th!

Monday, November 26, 2012

November "3rd Saturday" Workshop

The homeschooling quilters are back!!  It was so good to see them again!  They brought in some of their finished quilts as well as working on current ones.  We also had two of our newest quilters return again this month.  Great to have Ellen and Nanci working side-by-side, sharing design inspirations and showing us their completed projects!
Ellen showing her completed "Crayons" quilt!

Nanci's "Baby Animals" quilt

 Ellen's "Sailboat" quilt

 Ellen and Nanci enjoying each others company as they work on adorable quilts.

 Deborah binding her "Skateboard" Quilt

 Naomi ironing four patch blocks.

 Emma and Natalie sharing machines and skills.

Completed quilt tops!!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Quilts for Long Island!

We mailed six quilts we had waiting for homes to the Long Island chapter after their recent devastation from Hurricane Sandy.  Hope to send more next week!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

October 3rd Saturday Worshop

We had eight ladies on Saturday with a wide spectrum of skill levels.  What a great chance to learn as well as share what we know!! There were a few ladies who brought in quilts already made. Thank you Melinda, Roberta and Nancy!! We had a free motion quilting demonstration plus we all were either putting together kits or starting a quilt.  Two ladies are not shown here but we greatly appreciate their participation!!  Thank you Tamie and Rebecca!!! Next month we will have a Show and Tell in addition to another demonstration on how to bind a quilt!

Our quilt stock is piling up so we would like to make a delivery before Christmas! We'll let you know when we decide on a date.

 Judy and Nancy cutting fabric for kits.
 Melina working on a quilt she already started at home.
 Darby and Ellen cutting fabric.

 Janet and Judy working on quilts.

Friday, August 31, 2012

New Workshops and Charity Drive!!

Lots of things beginning this fall . . .

We will start our Third Saturday Workshops beginning September 15th from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm @ Bay Area Community Church, Room 223.  Please bring your sewing machine, sewing supplies and a lunch.  We have quilt kits and plenty of fabric to get you started. Carla and I will be teaching a new tip/technique every month.

Pfaff is having a Charity Drive during the months of September and October. Capital Vacuum and Sewing Center will be hosting workshops for the Charity Drive in their store located on Forest Drive in Annapolis every Thursday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  There will be quilt kits, sewing machines, cutting and pinning stations all available to get you started. Please come out and join us! All skill levels are welcome! Belle is the coordinator and she will be there to get you started and assist you if you have questions.  Please call Belle @ 410-266-5002 if you have any questions.

Monday, August 27, 2012

August Delivery!

Delivered 29 quilts to Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore and 1 football quilt to QFK Headquarters!!  Thank you quilters for the generosity of your time and talents!!  You are amazing!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Fabric Donation!

Thank you Carolyn S. for donating these fun fabrics.  Can't wait to see them in a quilt!!

Ezra's Quilt

Quilt made for Ezra in Virginia.

Pfaff Charity Drive

I met with Belle from Capital Vacuum and Sewing Center in Annapolis today and they are going to hold a Pfaff Charity Drive making quilts for QFK on Thursdays in September and October.  More details coming soon!!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Quilts from Joan in Southern Maryland!!

Joan V. from Southern Maryland has donated more beautiful quilts!!  She always adds little notes in the packages she sends saying how much fun she is having making the quilts!  Thank you Joan!!  You will make some kids very happy indeed!!  And we definitely like your quilts!!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Teen Boy Quilts from the Annapolis Quilt Guild!!!

The Annapolis Quilt Guild donated 16 teen boy quilts to Annapolis Quilts for Kids!!  The theme of the quilts are nature, hunting, fishing, space, bikers, dinosaurs, sailboats, cowboy and more!  Sixteen boys are going to be thrilled to receive these quilts!  Thank you Annapolis Quilt Guild!!!

Delivery to the Ronald McDonald House in DC!

Annapolis Quilts for Kids delivered 28 quilts to the Ronald McDonald House in Washington DC on Monday, June 11th!! 
When Carla, Tamie, Nanci (welcome back Nanci) and I arrived at the House we took a few pictures (see below) and then went into the beautiful, brand new building.  (It looks a lot like the Annapolis Lighthouse homeless prevention center).  We found out that the House is completely full with residents but none of the children were there because, unfortunately, they were all in the hospital. The receptionist was gracious enough to give us a tour and she told us the quilts would not only be going to the children at this facility but also to another Ronald McDonald house that caters to NICU babies and their families.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Making a Four Patch Quilt

"Make It and Love It" has a post about Quilts for Kids and gives instructions on how to make a four-patch quilt. Ashley shows you what is provided in your kit (we have pre-cut everything for you) and how to put the quilt together.  Click on more links in the article and see how to machine quilt and bind (I had to take a class to learn how to do this so these instructions are great for those of you who are struggling in this area!!)

Also, read the comments below the post and you'll find thank you letters from those whose children have received the quilts!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

June Workshops

We have two workshops coming up for the month of June.  We will meet at the Severna Park Library on June 4th and 25th from 10 am to 1 pm.  Please bring your machine, sewing supplies and a bag lunch or money to buy lunch.  I will bring my iron, cutting mat, rotary cutter and ruler to share.  I will also bring a couple of quilt kits for those who need one.  Hope to see you there!!

Friday, April 20, 2012

New Labels

I just ordered new labels and this is what I received!! They now have more information on them and kids can share their stories when they receive a quilt - go to to read the stories.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Kit Making Time!

We are meeting tomorrow, April 10 at BACC from 10am to 1 pm to make kits.  Please bring your cutting mat, rotary cutter and ruler.

We are meeting next week, Monday, April 16 at Severna Park Library from 10 am to 1 pm to sew.  Please bring your sewing machine.  If you would like me to bring you a quilt kit please let me know by emailing me at  Thank you and hope to see you there!!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

March 12 Workshop

Had a great morning at the Severna Park Library making quilts!!

Carla making a spiral quilt and Tamie getting ready to machine quilt an apple quilt

Gloria (one of our newest volunteers) using her colorful scraps!
 Our youngest volunteer Deborah!
Deborah's first quilt top finished!!

Our next workshop is April 10th at Bay Area Community Church, room 223.  Please bring your cutting mat, rotary cutter and ruler.  We will be making kits and continue to sort through fabric!  If you feel more inclined to sew by all means bring your machine!!  Hope to see you then!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

February 28 workshop and Quilt Delivery

What a productive morning!

 Carla and Doris making quilt kits and sorting through fabric

 Tamie and Janet picking out fabrics for kits
Roberta and Ann sewing on labels
Delivered 22 quilts to Anne Arundel Medical Center's Pediatrics

Monday, February 27, 2012

Fabric and Batting Donation from Elly!!

We just received a very generous donation of fabric and batting (12 bags and 2 boxes full) from a local quilter named Elly.  She is pursuing her new hobby, photography, and needed to clean out her closet.  Thank you Elly for thinking of Annapolis Quilts for kids!!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Next kit making workshop and quilt delivery!

We had a great class on Saturday!  There were two of us and a very teachable and mature 11 year old who wants to make quilts for those in need.  Amazing!!  I remembered to bring my camera but did I take pictures  . . . NO!!  Hopefully next time!

Our next kit making workshop is Tues, Feb 28th from 10am to 1pm at BACC room 223.  Please bring your cutting tools if you would like to make kits. If you want to sew you are welcome to do so as well.

We are going to make a quilt delivery to Anne Arundel Medical Clinic's Pediatric unit immediately following the Feb. 28th workshop.  Anyone is welcome to join us but we probably won't be seeing any children only dropping off quilts.  I'm hoping to at least take a peak at the Pediatric floor.  I hear it is colorfully decorated and kid friendly.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Quilts from Virginia!

We received 8 quilts this week from Tracy and friends in Virginia! Yay!  Our first quilts for the year 2012!
Our next workshop is scheduled for February 13th at the Severna Park Library from 10am to 1pm.  Please bring your sewing machine.  Let me know if you need a kit and I will bring one with me.
Also, we are having a FREE class for those who want to make quilts but don't know how to sew . . . YET!  The class will be held at Bay Area Community Church in room 223 on Saturday, February 18th from 10am to 1pm.  Please bring your sewing machine and supplies (your sewing machine manual is a must if you don't know how to thread your machine).  Quilt kits will be provided.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Quilts for Kids, Inc transforms discontinued designer fabrics into quilts that comfort children with cancer, AIDS, and other life-threatening illnesses as well as battered and abused children. The Annapolis Chapter serves the greater Annapolis, Baltimore, and Washington DC areas.

We will be meeting monthly to sew quilts and make kits.  We are always in need of help.  You don't have to sew to volunteer.  We need volunteers to cut and sort fabric. Looking to get rid of unwanted fabric? Don't throw it away!!  We take fabric donations as well.  Please contact if you would like to contribute.