Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Sew Some Love

Welcome to the Sew Some Love linkup!  Please link-up any post about a project you're sewing for charity.

Recently a college friend's mom, who is a quilter, was kind enough to send me a great big box of tops and UFOs for Covered in Love. I've been working on making backings and getting them quilted little by little.  There are two of these small rail fence tops in pretty pinks and blues that I basted and quilted the other day.

I think these little quilts are so pretty, but I'd never have chosen the fabrics myself. Suffice it to say these are not my colors. And thank goodness for that! If CiL were only relying on me making quilts in my favorite colors and designs a lot of people would miss out on getting their favorites. 

Covered in Love has been so blessed by donations from quilters, I want you all to see what each other have going on!  For purposes of the linky, I'm going to define "charity" really generally.  If you're sewing a quilt for you co-worker's mom with cancer or your friend's uncle who lost his home, that totally counts!  Anything you're sewing out of the goodness of your heart for someone outside you immediate circle of family and friends. 

Some Quilt Charities:
Books and a Blanket - quilts for needy children in central Texas, promoting literacy
Covered in Love - quilts for mourning families
Jack's Basket - celebrating babies born with Down Syndrome
Kennel Quilts - small quilts for animals in need
Margaret's Hope Chest - several programs for children and adults
My Very Own Blanket - quilts for children in foster care
Ovarian Cancer Quilt Project - quilts auctioned to raise money for cancer research
Project Linus - quilts for children in the hospital
Quilts Beyond Borders -  quilts for poor children around the world
Quilts for Kids - quilts for abused and ill children
Quilts of Valor - quilts for veterans
Threading Hope - children and families in poverty and war torn countries
Victoria's Quilts - quilts for cancer patients
Wrap-a-Smile - quilts for children treated for cleft palate on medical missions
Wrap Them in Love - quilts for children

If you know of any that need added to the list let me know!


  1. "And thank goodness for that!" This line made me smile :) It is, indeed, wonderful that such a wide variety of tastes will be pleased by CiL quilts. Modern, traditional, muted, bright, they are all needed.

  2. One of the many things I like about CiL is that you make all different colors and patterns of quilts. Since no two people are alike it makes for good variety to help choose just the right quilt for a family. A special thanks goes out to your college friend's mom who sent you the box of tops & UFO's. Thank you for all the putting together & quilting of those donated tops.

  3. It’s fun, sometimes, to work a little out of your comfort zone! The quilt is lovely. Enjoyed visiting the posts in your links. Wish there were more!