These baby quilts were made by my daughter. We started them ages ago (as in years) but it since we were going to town with the pink flannels, it felt like a good time to finally finish them. There’s one more in this set, but it’s still waiting to be finished hopefully tomorrow afternoon. They are made using this method for making 3 baby blankets at once that is super quick and easy – and a great project for teaching beginning sewers. I think she did a great job.
I’m realizing I need to do a better job not only making time to sit and teach my kids to sew, but to also make more time to help my kids my kids be more involved in doing good deeds.
I’m going to put these in the mail on Monday. If you’re looking for ways to help victims of Hurricane Sandy, Victoria of Bumble Beans has organized quilt collections and is actively delivering them to shelters and medical stations where they will go directly to people in need. Also Make It Better: Craftalong for Sandy Relief is collecting all kinds of warm items – including hats, mittens, blankets… Both groups have addresses where items can be mailed.
There are always lots groups in local communities looking to collect charitable projects for those in need during the holidays. If you are local here in Utah I know of two groups collecting fabric for blankets for service projects – both fleece and quilts. Email me at amy[at]diaryofaquilter[dot]com if you’d like contact info on either of those projects.
If you’re aware of other entities collecting quilts and similar donations, please feel free to leave them in the comments.
It feels good to do good.