2/16/09

Quilts for Kids Fabric Collection Sneak Peek

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Release Date for reps is April 2009 and the fabrics will be available to retail customers August 2009.

I met the founder and president of Quilts For Kids, Linda Arye at the Quilt Market in Portland last spring. Quilts for Kids is a not for profit agency that provides quilts for needy children. Here is their mission statement:
"Quilts for Kids, Inc. transforms discontinued designer fabrics into quilts that comfort children with cancer, AIDS, and other life-threatening illnesses as well as battered & abused children. Our goal is to link design centers nationwide to their communities, so that children in need in those regions may be served."

I was asked by Linda and Robert Kaufman if I would be interested in helping them develop a line of fabrics for this cause. The line will be in stores in August - dogs, cats, monkeys, turtles and friends, safari panels, and fun coordinating geometrics.

Purchase of these fabrics will go to a great cause! It is a bit of a wait but stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the release date.

13 comments:

kangaroo said...

LOVE those squares. I'll be looking for them in April!

SewAmy said...

love the dogs.

qusic said...

great idea, love the patterns!

coloredsock said...

what a great project to be apart of! keep us posted.

Melanie said...

this is really exciting! I can't wait to get them in my store!

casserole said...

Very cute designs! (I particularly like the pink kitty.) Blogged at Craft Gossip Sewing Blog: http://sewing.craftgossip.com/sneak-peek-quilts-for-kids-fabric-line/2009/02/18/

Sarah said...

LOVE the fabric! Those animal prints are wonderful. And so nice that it's all for such a worthy cause.

Jenn said...

The dogs are great! I've been having trouble finding cute dog fabric lately. I'll be anxiously awaiting the release of this fabric.

susan said...

what a great cause! it must feel good to be part of it like this. i love the fabrics and that coordinating squares in squares is great! cant wait until they are out

magikquilter said...

great idea...have just started a charity/npn profit group on flickr...please add photos to my groups Amy when you have them so we can promote this great cause.

I am going to feature charities which are geared towards crafting donations both on the blog and on flickr and would love to highlight this when it is the right time for you...just let me know okay

Kellie said...

ack - August!!! Must have kitties and doggies (not to mention those awesome squares!). Wonderful designs for a wonderful cause.

Binny said...

Good patterns! I liked that Orange piece and pink kitten. Sure kids will like these patterns. When are you planning to release this fabric?

kim said...

this post just touched my heart, amy... what a wonderful project! your work will surely warm those little ones inside and out.