Due to the success of the project in giving quilts to each country attending the 2012 Games in London and also the Special Olympics we have been asked what next? The project had been asked where people could send quilts that they had made, so this seemed to be the most logical way forward with A Gift of Quilts. Both Jenny and Sharon have always encouraged people of any skills and ability or any ages to make quilts and a number then asked where they could donate them. On the following pages you will see details of many organsiations, charities, groups and personal charity fund raisers who are seeking donations of quilts and in some cases other textile items to help with their fund raising or to give to an organisation e.g. neo-natal units.
A Gift of Quilts can put you in touch with groups or individuals who would be willing to help you. Or there are very many web sites who offer how to make a quilt including different techniques, finishing methods and quilting.
In a recent edition of the Radio Times there was a plea for knitted items for premature babies, children and adults to be made an donated to the people of Syria who are suffering so much. Winter is coming on and many of these people will be living in tents and makeshift housing. Winters in Syria are very cold. Tiny babies, many premature, and the elderly may not survive the cold weather. Please look at our Who Wants What second page for details.
Do you know of an organisation who needs help? Do send us the details so that they can be posted on this web site.
A Gift of Quilts is pleased to have the continuing support of Coats Crafts UK who have been very generous with supplying fabrics for numerous projects.
During 2015 A Gift of Quilts is supporting the work of the National Needlework Archives at Newbury by sponsoring advertising for their events and exhibitions.