Humanitarian Quilts

by Kelsey Norwood

in Crafts


On Black Friday 2007 I only made one stop: Jo-Ann Fabrics & Craft. They had flannel on sale for $.99 a yard, regularly $5.99 per yard. Talk about a steal! I decided a few weeks before that that I wanted to make quilts to donate to humanitarian aid efforts. The organization I will be working with is has a priority need for crib quilts, so that’s what I decided to do.

I bought $75 worth of fabric, enough to make many many quilts. I love sewing and although I had never actually made a quilt, I was excited to learn this new craft.

I have officially completed two quilts! I am visiting my parent’s for Christmas and my grandmother is an expert quilter so I decided to wait until she could teach me to get started. She came over yesterday and we completed two quilts. It took most of the day but we had a great time and two little babies somewhere will be nice and cozy soon. Yay!!!finished-quilt-pic.JPG

I really believe in helping other people, especially those in other countries whose situations are desperate. I imagine my baby constantly cold and sad and I want to help so badly! Sometimes it feels like there’s nothing we can do and one quilt isn’t going to change anything, but it’s just not true. One quilt will mean the world to one child, and if that child were mine I would be forever grateful.

Help by contributing to the humanitarian efforts. I donate items through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, an organization that efficiently and consistently delivers much needed items all over the world. For more information about what is needed click here.

Make donations a part of your life for 2008!

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1 April Blair January 29, 2008 at 9:06 pm

Very impressive. I bought some fabric a few years ago but never got started. Ahhh! Maybe you’ll have to give me some lessons.

I love that you’re donating them to people who need them. Way to go!

2 Sue D September 1, 2008 at 8:39 am

Great deal on the fabric! That is definitely the time to buy when you are doing big projects. I’m sure these will be much appreciated. Nice spending time with your grandma too.

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