Every year at Christmas, the South Central Region of the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Service takes donations of quilts for children living in foster care in South Central Kansas. I have wanted to participate in this quiliting project ever since I read about it.
The deadline is typically late November, but you know how quickly the days fill up in the autumn! So this year, I am going to start EARLY. I recently discovered the blog Inspired By Charm and read about Michael's "Spare a Square" quilt project. Immediately, I thought of the quilts for Kansas foster children.
So, I'm asking for your help. Do you have some nice fabric scraps in your collection? Can you "Spare a Square" for a quilt that will be given to a foster child this Christmas?
Here are some guidelines:1. I'm asking for 6 inch squares of 100% cotton fabric. It should be a nice quilt-weight fabric, so not too thin or too thick, please.
2. The greatest need is for twin sized quilts for older children and teens, so please spare a square that would be appropriate for a pre-teen or teenager. Something bright and colorful and as gender-neutral as possible.
Think lime greens, oranges, yellows, aquas, blues and reds.
Just to clarify, I'm only asking for 6 inch fabric pieces. No quilting skills required on your part! Just send me your leftovers!
If you are interested in donating a square, please send them to:
Heather at Tallgrass Design
PO Box 3041
Olathe, KS 66063
I'll let you know when I have enough squares. And I'll keep you posted on the progress of the quilt.
It would be great if you'd spread the word! I'm adding buttons on the right for your blog. If you donate a square, please take a button to display proudly!
Update: The buttons should be working now! I missed an "http" when I typed the codes the first time. Oops!