Quilting for Peace ~ Wrap Them in Love

on December 9 | in Sew Good (Charity Sewing) | by | with 11 Comments

So many of you have joined Quilting for Peace Team Sew,Mama,Sew! Be sure to note your participation in the forum by Friday for your chance to win a copy of Quilting for Peace.

Quilts for Wrap Them in Love
Our first team effort is quilts for Wrap Them in Love. This project will continue through January, so there’s plenty of time to help out. Wrap Them in Love Foundation collects donated quilts and distributes them to children around the world. The foundation started with one quilt for one child, and it has grown exponentially through the years.

Ellen, a Wrap Them in Love Co-Founder, writes, “…Our quilts go to children around the world as well as all over the USA. With this economy, our quilts have not only been going to children in orphanages, but also to homeless children, foster kids, and families in crisis. We are always in need of donated quilts, and we are in great need of donated funds to help us to get quilts to the children who need them. We are a non-profit charity and everything that we do is done by volunteers, and of course, any donations are tax deductible.”

Donate Completed Quilts, Money, Blocks or Quilt Tops, Fabric, Batting
You can make a quilt or quilts and send them to Wrap Them in Love. As Ellen mentioned, they are also always thankful for your tax deductible, non-profit donations to fund quilt delivery. If you can’t donate a finished quilt you can send blocks or quilt tops which will be completed by volunteers and given to comfort a child. Wrap Them in Love will also put your extra fabric and batting donations to good use, incorporating them into new quilts for children around the world.

Quilt Specifications
As noted on the Wrap Them in Love website, here are the foundation’s quilting specifications to keep in mind as you prepare for the project:

  • Remember these quilts will be used and laundered a lot. Tie or quilt them fairly close so that they can hold up to lots of loving.

  • We recommend about 40″ X 60″, but you can make them any size. There are older children as well as babies who need them.
  • Several times we have been asked for larger quilts for teenagers. Children come in all sizes, so whatever size you choose to make will be great!
  • Gather your friends, club or quilt group, your classroom, your church and make quilts together.
  • Please be sure to put a label on each quilt that includes your name, where you are from, and the date you made the quilt.


Send your quilts & donations to:
Wrap Them in Love
2522-A Old Hwy 99 S
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273
USA

Resources for Our Team Effort
Quilting for Peace has some great quilting resources, so be sure to use it as a reference if you have a copy. We have lots of good quilting resources on the blog too:

Call to Action
So, now it’s time to begin… Make a plan, gather up some fabric and start to sew! Tell us your plan in the forum and join our Quilting for Peace Team Sew,Mama,Sew! We really want to see your quilts so share your progress in the forum. We know it’s a busy time of the year, but for us it’s also an important time of reflection and giving. Use your talents to share comfort and joy with a child… Wrap Them in Love!

*Photos from Wrap Them in Love, showing children in Russia and Mercy & Grace Orphanage in India wrapped in love with foundation quilts.

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11 Responses to Quilting for Peace ~ Wrap Them in Love

  1. Cher says:

    I have a group that makes quilts for Wraptheminlove since 2000. I am thrilled to see this support here- many, many thanks!

  2. Kelli says:

    I am in. I’m headed to the forum now. I’ve got a lot to do between now and Christmas, but thinking of how much I love my family members and how I want to give them something special, makes me realize how much these children need something special too.

  3. sarahe4e says:

    There is a great need for the comfort and warmth of a quilt in some person’s life. If you can’t manage the postage for overseas. Please ask questions in your own home town about who could use them. Most towns and cities have hospitals where they need quilts for the preemies and for those who have babies and can’t afford to go buy one. Ask at your church or organizations. Police Depts. sometimes can use them for children in bad situations, check in the larger towns with funeral homes that do free burials for babies. The parents would love to have a small quilt to remember their child. I can go on with many other places. Believe it or not even Free Cycle can be a place on line where you find people that really need a quilt. I have been doing this for many years. What a blessing it is to me.

  4. Trish says:

    I have never quilted before. I want to try though. I think I need a really simple one to do. It’s a lovely idea to gift something so special. x

  5. Maeve says:

    I have two quilt tops ready to put together. I will forward them to the Wrap Them In Love address as shown in this blog. I am happy to give them for use by children in need. I send them with love.

  6. Sara says:

    I love the intersection of artisans and social change. Thank you for making this a focus of SMS’s blog in the midst of what is often a very consumerist season. This is what Christmas is all about!

  7. Brenda says:

    I made a baby quilt – machine stitched it (first time) for my daughter so when she decides to have a baby it will be ready. I now think it is a better choice to someone who needs it now. I can always make another one for her later. Why have a perfectly good quilt sitting around in a drawer taking up space when it can be put to good use and be loved now. Thanks for the opportunity to pass it along. Will be making another one to send with it also. I like the picnic pattern. This will be great for an older child.

  8. Leia5630 says:

    I am so moved and motivated by this blog. Yesterday I emailed all my girlfriends the link to Wrap Them In Love. I plan to make a quilt to donate after the holidays. With a deadline I can bang this out!!

  9. Lorrie says:

    This is wonderful. There’s nothing like a quilt to wrap around a child.

    Lorrie

  10. Sharon Price says:

    I love this! I have never finished a quilt…started one but not finished until now but I think I may give it a go for such a wonderful cause! Thank you all for all your hard work and compassion!

  11. Lauren says:

    It’s truly heartwarming to read about the collective efforts of so many to help children all over the world. I’ll be putting together a box of supplies with a donation, and I have after-Christmas plans for a quilt or 2 to donate. Thank you to the founders and to all of the volunteers, what a difference this can make to so many.

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