Monday, December 22, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

250 Blankets Sent to World Vision

Kidz Quiltz sent 250 quilts to World Vision this week. World Vision is a Christian humanitarian group dedicated to helping those less fortunate across the globe. Kidz Quiltz volunteers packed up the quilts and took them to World Vision's distribution center in Denver.


The stacks of quilts ready to be boxed.

Our volunteers make beautiful quilts.

There's a lot of love with those blankets.

Cindy packing them up.

Wilma Hamilton, founder, and her son, Kevin, getting ready to close a box.
Rodger Casteel, Board Member, working hard.
(Notice the stack of boxes beginning to pile up in the background on the left.)

22 Quilts Sent to Orphanage in Mexico

Kidz Quiltz sent 22 quilts to an orphanage in Mexico the week of December 7. We were able to include Spanish Bibles in the 'Bible Pocket' on each quilt.

Helping Children in Africa

One of the Kidz Quiltz Board Members, Sandra Wright, had the opportunity to take 20 quilts with her to Cameroon, Africa in October. While working with local missionaries, she was able to give quilts to children who were poor. One quilt would benefit 2 or 3 children as it is not uncommon for siblings to share a bed with each other.

Kathy Needham (missionary) and Sandra with backpacks stuffed with quilts ready to walk to the nearby village.

The many children that will share 2 quilts.

A very needed quilt, with Gospel tracts, is delivered.

This little girl was delighted with her pink quilt.

Another child we were able to tell about Jesus when she received her quilt.

This woman cannot wait for her children to get home to show them the quilt.

This is why Kidz Quiltz is committed to making quilts for children around the world.

A mother and her 3 children receive a quilt.

So happy.

The youngest wouldn't let go of the quilt.

Quilting Day

While Kidz Quiltz has many volunteers daily in-and-ot of its building, every once in a while we host a Quilting Day. This usually takes place on a Saturday when we can get all our volunteers together at the same time. It's a great day of getting together with friends and helping with a great cause.

Our wonderful building that houses 10 sewing machines, several quilting frames and a selection of fabric that gets creative juices flowing.

Rosie marking for tie-tacking a quilt.

Ladies at sewing machines.

Ironing and pinning.

Laying out a quilt.

Putting a 'Bible Pocket' on each quilt.

Some creative jean bags to hold quilts.

Working together.

Almost finished with these two quilts.

First Post

Kidz Quiltz hopes this blog allows us to communicate to our supporters the daily happenings of Kidz Quiltz. We are very excited to have delivered over 1,800 quilts to children in need. Keep following our blog to keep up to date on what is going on with Kidz Quiltz and find out ways you can help.