Quilts for Kids, Inc. transforms discontinued and unwanted fabrics into quilts that comfort children in need. These children are fighting a life battle with cancer, AIDS, and serious illnesses as well as battered & abused children. Our goal is to link design centers and other fabric sources nationwide to their communities, so that children in need in those regions may be served.
This quilting ministry was born in my heart after the loss of a very close and personal friend of mine, Stephanie Silcox Howell. Stephanie was raised here in Baton Rouge and later moved to Fayetteville, TN. with her family. She was diagnosed in July of 2008 with cervical cancer after finding out that she was pregnant with her third child. She had been carrying twins and lost one before finding out about the cancer. She chose to carry her remaining child, John Samuel Howell. She started her treatment right away and had chemo through out the remainder of her pregnancy. After the birth of her son, she had massive amounts of radiation treatments. Her life, was beginning to look good and she was feeling better each day. While on a visit to see her in May of 2009, we learned the cancer had come back, and this time it was in her lungs. Her faith was strong as was her witness of God's Grace and His Mercy. If you talked to her she was happy telling everyone about her miracle baby. I noticed she had a beautiful quilt on her bed and I asked her mother about the quilt. I was told it was a prayer quilt made especially for Stephanie. After her death in July 2009, I really felt the Lord was leading me to give back to the community she was raised in. This quilting ministry is that calling. I pray that this quilting ministry will grow to become a legacy of her life.
Quilts for Kids is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It is only through donations that we are able to fulfill our mission to transform discontinued and unwanted fabrics into quilts that comfort children in need. Our Louisiana chapter is located in Baton Rouge, but will welcome a volunteer, anywhere in Louisiana. For more information about the organization, visit www.quiltsforkids.org or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.Our quilts go to local Children Miracle Network Hospitals such as, Our Lady Of The Lake Children's Hospital and Woman's Hospital neo-natal unit.
Your help is needed. Here are some ways you can help:
-Volunteer at one of our monthly meetings. Come in and sew or just cut fabric.
-Make a quilt at home and drop it off (or mail) it to the Chapter.
-Cut and put "kits" together.
-Spread the word to friends.
'-Purchase Animal Party fabric designed by Robert Kaufman which supports QFK.
Your donations are also needed. Here. are some things you can donate: (Remember everything is tax-deductible.)
-100% Cotton Fabric in bright, kid friendly patterns. (new/unused/odor-free.)
-100% cotton quilting thread for
-45mm & 60mm rotary cutter blades.
-Gift cards to fabric shops. (best for the local chapter.)
-Gift cards for Office Depot. (ink cartridges.)
Donations may be dropped off during monthly meetings or you may e-mail us to make other arrangements. Please include your phone number in your e-mail.
If you prefer to make a monetary donation directly to Quilts for Kids national office, rather than the Louisiana Chapter, please go to the Quilts for Kids homepage and click on the Donation Button. You may designate that your donation is for the Baton Rouge Chapter.