Thursday, December 3, 2015

November Workshop and Last Delivery of the Year!

November workshop was a mix of finishing up quilts and starting a few new ones. Thank you Eileen, Katie, Tamie, Benay and Rebecca for coming out and helping us get ready for our big delivery!

Final Delivery of the Year!!!

Tamie, Benay, Debbie and I delivered 70 quilts and 11 pillowcases to Walk the Walk Foundation's Walk of Christmas today. We drove up to their warehouse in Glen Burnie and got a tour and explanation of how they operate from David Mitchell, Walk the Walk's founder. It was encouraging to hear and see all the things people donate to make this ministry possible including the warehouse they use to prepare the gifts to deliver to the kids. One of the unique things they do is give each family a disposable camera to take pictures on Christmas morning. Walk the Walk then develops the pictures and sends them to the people who sponsor the kids. We saw lots of bikes, toys and battery operated kids cars. They also include books and Bibles with the gifts. Thank you to everyone who helped bring quilts to kids this Christmas!!


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

New Home Schooler's Workshop

We have a new home schoolers workshop which started up on November 6th. This workshop will meet monthly on the first Friday of every month.

Local home schoolers gathered at BACC to learn how to sew pillowcases for kids in need! Maddie, Katie, Katherine, Aryanna, Deborah, Sarah and Matthew set up their machines and were hard at work all morning. It always warms my heart to see young people sewing for a good cause and learning a great skill!! Great job kiddos!!

October Happenings!


October 17th was our 3rd Saturday workshop and we worked on a group project. We put together Crazy Shortcut Quilt blocks using the quilt-as-you-go method and using our special stitches on our machines! Jean and Leah joined our group for the first time today! It was great to meet you!! Tamie, Benay, Maricela, Melinda, Zoe and Deborah were there also working on the blocks! Rebecca stopped by and dropped off some quilts she had quilted on her long arm! Thank you ladies for making this a fun and very productive day!!

Anne Arundel County Auxiliary Reception

On October 20th, the AAMC Auxilary held a reception to thank all handy crafters for the crafts made and donated to the hospital. We were able to hear and see what other hand crafters are doing to bring a ray of sunshine into the lives of those who visit the hospital for various reasons. 
I know some of you couldn't make it today but know that you are very much appreciated for all you do to comfort kids!!

Trunk or Treat at Bay Area CC

On October 30th, Tamie and I thought it would be fun to have a Quilts for Kids trunk to let more people know about us. We used the recent quilts that were turned in (I hadn't washed them yet) and displayed them on my car. We also set up a little game so the kids could toss a fabric beanbag into a hole. The kids loved the game and several asked about the quilts.

Quilts Turned in!

We had 35 quilts turned in this month!!  Is that a record?!!  Woot Woot!!

Monday, September 21, 2015

September Workshop

We had a great workshop this week! We welcomed three new quilters and got a lot accomplished!! Tamie put together several preemie kits while teaching Linda how to cut fabric for kits! Kayla, Deborah, Olivia, Maricela, Benay, and Debbie were busy sewing quilts and tote bags. Rebecca came and picked up quilt tops and batting. Ellen dropped off finished quilts and quilt tops earlier in the week. Carolyn dropped off two finished quilts and put them in our closet at the church. Joan V. mailed four quilts from Southern Maryland. Thank you all for your hard work and dedication to helping kids in need!!!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

September Workshop

Quilts for Kids Workshop is this Saturday, September 19th at BACC from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm in room 235!  Our main focus is making quilted tote bags and quilts for Christmas.  Please bring your sewing machine and supplies if you want to sew. Kits and snacks will be provided. Hope to see you there!!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Delivery and Workshop Photos

Tamie, Melinda and I went to the AAMC to deliver quilts yesterday! 30 quilts were delivered to the Pediatric's emergency room and 27 preemie quilts to the AAMC Auxilary for the NICU! This is an awesome number of quilts for us to deliver at one time!! Thank you to everyone who has contributed by donating fabric, cutting fabric for kits, and making the quilts! You all play a huge part in making these deliveries happen! Thank you for your big hearts!!! 

Vicky Z. from Crofton donated 24 1/2 lbs of fabric this month to quilts for kids. Thanks Vicky for sharing your stash!! Here is some of the yardage she donated.

August Workshop Photos  

Melinda showing us the preemie quilts she made on a recent trip to Florida!  These were delivered to Anne Arundel Medical Center's NICU!

Zoe loves making bags!  Thanks Zoe!  The kids at the Children's Medical Center in DC will love them!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Annapolis TV, Annapolis Mosaics Interview

Ellen and I went to an Annapolis TV, Annapolis Mosaics, interview last month to tell people about Annapolis Quilts for Kids. The show will be airing on Channel 34 (Verizon) and Channel 99/100 (Comcast) August 13 at 9 pm, August 15 at 10:28 pm, and August 16 at 8:28 pm. It will continue to show at other times but these are the most recent dates I know of. They will also give us a DVD of the taping and I'm hoping to upload it here soon.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

August 15th Workshop!

August 15th is our next workshop. We will be meeting at BACC from 10:30 to 1:30 in room 235. Kits and snacks will be provided.
Please bring your sewing machine and sewing supplies if you plan on sewing. If you want to come and check us out, just stop by and we might just find something for you to do. wink emoticon There is always fabric to dig through, cutting and ironing to do. We also love to chat and visit (and maybe learn a tip or two)! Hope to see you Saturday!!

Last month we had six completed quilts and two quilt tops turned in plus several quilts that are ready to bind. Thanks Carolyn (who had a finished quilt in our storage closet) Chiara, Eileen, Ellen, Rebecca and Wendy!!

Wendy is new to the group. She heard that we needed fabric cut to make kits and she totally blessed us yesterday by cutting for 3 hours!!! Kits were being taken as fast as she was cutting! We sure kept her busy! Thanks Wendy!
Chiara's finished quilt top!

Eileen's finished preemie quilt!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Workshop Next Saturday!!

Our July 3rd Saturday workshop is coming up next weekend!! We will be meeting July 18th at BACC from 10:30 - 1:30 in room 235. We would love to have you join us!  There will be kits and snacks available.

Tamie and I ventured out to an estate sale this morning. We found a whole roll of batting and a lot of colorful, fun fabrics which, of course, we nabbed and purchased immediately!!  What a find!  Can't wait to put these fabrics into kits for you all to make!!  Hope to see you Saturday!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

June Workshop

We had a great day at our Saturday workshop. Zoe, our newest member, finished her quilt top and learned how to make a quilted tote bag! Deborah, our youngest member, completed a quilt top in three hours! Eileen finished a preemie quilt, Tamie cut three much needed kits (they were going as fast as she was making them), and Rebecca dropped off five quilts she had quilted and took five more to be quilted. I love productive mornings!!! So thankful for our great worker bees!

Thursday, May 28, 2015


Today 18 kid size quilts were delivered to the Chrysalis House in Crownsville and 13 preemie size quilts were delivered to AAMC's NICU!! The people at the Chrysalis House couldn't thank us enough for delivering these quilts. heart emoticon Thank you ladies for all your amazing work!!!!

May Workshop

I finally got the photos off my phone from the workshop a couple weeks ago. For the few of us that were there we had a lot of quilts turned in and many ready to be finished!!

Rebecca is such a blessing to us!! She is our long arm quilter who does beautiful work quilting four to five quilts a month to be donated to kids in need.

Tamie is cutting fabric to put into kits.  Each step in the quilting process is such a big task.  I'm so thankful for these ladies!!

Zoe joined us this month to learn how to put a quilt top together. Eileen is sewing a preemie quilt that will be delivered to AAMC this week!

Ellen is using her 2 1/2" cutting tool to cut binding to put on the quilts Rebecca has quilted.

Here is our small but mighty group working at different stations getting quilts finished.

Here are some of the quilts that were completed and turned in! Some of these will be going to the Chrysalis House this month!

Carla is a long distance, forever member of our group. Here she is with a completed quilt to be sent to QFK headquarters!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

March Workshop and Delivery

Next Saturday, March 21st is National Quilting Day!!!

We will not be at our regular location this month for our workshop.  We will be joining the Annapolis Quilt Guild (see information below)!  There will be quilt kits, Bead of Courage bag kits available to sew and mastectomy pillows to stuff. Please bring your sewing machine OR come to help iron and stuff pillows. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.  Please let me know if you are going to be able to make it so we make sure we have enough tables.  Hope to see you there!!

SATURDAY MARCH 21, 10:00-3:00
Edgewater Police Station
35 Stepneys Lane,Edgewater, Maryland 21037.

A few of us delivered 32 quilts to the Stanton Center's We Care and Friends in downtown Annapolis. The Center helps people find the proper resources for housing, work, clothing and food. They also mentor youth, help people with drug addiction and provide support for individuals and families in need. We got to hand deliver the quilts to Larry, who runs We Care and Friends! We are hoping the quilts will brighten a child's day as he/she receives it! Thank you to all the quilters who put so much time and effort into making these beautiful quilts!!! Great job!!!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

February 2015 Workshop

Next Workshop is Saturday, February 21st at BACC from 10:30 to 1:30 pm in room 235. I will be demonstrating how to machine quilt and bind a quilt top. I will have a few blocks to practice on or you can bring something you are working on to finish. It is most helpful, but not necessary, if your machine has a walking foot or a darning foot and the feed dogs can drop. (I will talk more about this on Saturday). We will also have kits available to work on, if you would like to do that instead.

Please bring your sewing machine, sewing supplies and a lunch (optional). I'll bring some fruit and bagels. Hope to see you there!!