It is a special year for our family, my daughter Stacey and her husband Micah along with my son John and his wife Sarah are each adopting two children from Orphanages in Ethiopia. I will be a grandmother to four more children’s by early next year. There are so many needs in the orphanages, one way that I thought would be a wonderful way to help would be to make simple quilt blankets for the children. I have made over 200 quilts for my family, I feel it is time for me to use that gift for others.
I am in the process of starting an organization, Quilt Blankets For Children in Orphanages in Africa and Other Countries. You might be asking what is a quilt blanket, how is one put together, can I make one and many other questions that I would like to talk to you about.
A quilt blanket in very simple terms is a top and a flannel or fleece backing. There is no need for batting and there is no need for binding. The quilt top and the backing are laid right sides together, stitched, turned inside out and finish into a warm quilt blanket.
We all have plenty of quilt tops sitting around or odd blocks or maybe you would even like to make and design your own quilt blankets. Size doesn’t matter, any size will be accepted. I have posted instructions, if you need step-by-step instructions to follow. The instructions are posted on my website , click here.
It would be wonderful to use brightly colored fabrics or charm squares, I spy quilts would be great. When your quilt blankets are finished, they can be shipped to my house.
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After I receive the quilt blankets, they will be taken to Africa and other countries to the orphanages. This will not be a one-time thing, this will be an ongoing organization. Doing something simple like this can change a child’s world. I will be posting pictures of quilt blankets that I receive along with how things are going on my blog and website. I will try to post pictures of when the quilts are delivered to the orphanages when possible. I just encourage you to help me with this project, I also would encourage you to pass this on to your guilds, quilting bees and quilting friends.
Have a wonderful day stitching,