Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Quilts for Kentucky

I have wanted to put my God given sewing talents to use by making quilts for those in need for a very long time. So when I came across the blog post about the Mountain Baby Blankets Project (see button on the right side of my blog) I decided I would do just that.

Over the weekend I make one dozen receiving blankets for the babies of the teen moms who were the focus of Diane Sawyer's special piece on 20/20 a few weeks ago, and the reason Rachel at rachelcoxdesings decided to start the Mountain Baby Blankets Project.

That may sound like a lot of work, but they weren't, really. I just took flannel fabrics, 32" x 41" and sewed a rolled hem on each.

Then I finished quilting and binding a Quick Trip with Kitties Crib/Lap size quilt that I had made last year and decided to donate it as well.
I'm mailing them all today to the Christian Appalachian Project in Kentucky today. Often we help others around the world, but forget about some of the needs of our fellow Americans who aren't as well off as we may be. I am glad to have been able to help these Americans in a small way. It just feels good! And, I plan to make a few more quilts for them in the near future.

4 comments:

Rachel said...

They are so pretty!!!

Thank you for making a difference to these kids!

Rachel
www.rachelcox.blogspot.com
Mountain Baby Blankets

nicole viola said...

yay, mom! I think that's really cool!

2ne said...

Great quilt - have a nice day

Aunt Spicy said...

Oh, I have not heard about that project, thanks for sharing! A group of friends and I recently made blankets for our local NICU, but I will keep this in mind for the future!

Visiting from the Spring Blooms Mini Quilt Swap!